Georgia LB Gets Late Offer From Bulls

The Bulls have had lots of success with signing under-the-radar linebackers. Look at Ben Moffitt, Steven Nicholas and Pat St. Louis. Find out who the latest diamond in the rough prospect is to get an offer. Only on USFNation.com!

With all the on-field success the Bulls are having this season, the South Florida staff has had the luxury of recruiting some top tier recruits. However, they haven't forgot how they built their program…with under-the-radar recruits that fit the Bulls system. The latest diamond in the rough recruit is linbacker by the name of E.J. Terry from Towers High School in Georgia.

"I'm having a good season." Terry added, "So far I have 74 tackles, 1 INT, 3 sacks and on offense I have 2 receiving TD's."

In 2006, Terry had an impressive junior season. Recording 85 tackles, with 7 sacks, 14 TFL's, 3 forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and a safety.

At 6-foot-2 and 195 pounds Terry says his strengths are his tackling and lateral speed.

"I play the weak side position in our defense. I can hit, I'm fast and I cover the entire field."

In high school he's fast enough to be an impact receiver on offense and says the last time he was clocked in the forty he ran an impressive 4.51, not bad for a recruit who is projected to be playing defense on the next level.

"Right now my main offers are from Middle Tennessee, Western Michigan, USF, UCF and North Carolina. I probably talk to Middle Tennessee and UNC every week and I talk to the other schools maybe once every two weeks."

Terry says that the Bulls have been showing interest for a while and offered about two weeks ago.

"They are having a great season, I've been keeping an eye on what they've done."

When he does choose a school, Terry says it will come down to three factors.

"Academics is top, then I want it to be a family atmosphere and somewhere close to home so my family can see me play."

Once his season is over Terry will set up a few visits. Nothing is planned yet, but he does know that UNC, Middle Tennessee and USF will be the first visits he plans.

"I'm taking my test at the end of this month, I'll get my scores back about a month after that and then I'll take my visits."

My Take:
E.J. Terry is an interesting prospect, very "USF like", he's undersized, fast, sure tackler and most importantly he can play two positions. He didn't mention it to me in the interview but at 6'2 , with his speed, he could certainly make the switch to safety if he needed to. Very rarely do you see the USF staff recruit a player who only plays one position, even at quarterback (See: Nate Allen). The Bulls are kind of going back to their roots here and recruiting a guy that many teams are passing on. I like it.


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