2014 OL 'Loves' Longhorns

A top 2014 in-state center talks about Texas and his upcoming Junior Day visit.

In a 2014 class where most of the best linemen in the state are interior guys, Jasper's Terrell Cuney has made a case as one of the top dogs.

"I'm the type of person who feels like I could always do better," Cuney said. "I'm getting all that attention, so I must have done [well] last year. But this year, I want to be better. I want it so kids aren't able to watch my highlights."

Cuney didn't point to a specific area for improvement, stating "I could get better all around. I know I can do better than what I did."

Cuney played center for Jasper, though he did get a chance to move out to tight end in certain packages. And he played well enough to earn a Junior Day invite from the in-state Longhorns. He plans to head to Austin on Feb. 23.

"I grew up loving Texas," Cuney said. "I used to play with them a lot in the NCAA [video] games. My whole family likes the Longhorns."

Cuney said he had a chance to visit Austin for the Spring Game a year ago.

"I loved it then, but I didn't get a chance to go through all the dorms like I will at Junior Day," Cuney said. "But I loved it when I went down, and I got to stand on the sideline with all the players."

Texas defensive tackles coach Bo Davis and Longhorn offensive line coach Stacy Searels are the primary point men on his recruitment.

"I think Coach Searels is really cool," Cuney said. "He and Coach Davis are really cool dudes. I could see myself playing for those guys."

But this one isn't locked up for the Longhorns just yet. Cuney is also being recruited by Texas A&M, TCU and Oklahoma State, and said he would try to make "any Junior Day that I can."

"I know I'm going to keep my options open," Cuney said. "I've got my top schools, but I'm going to talk it over with my family. I'll probably decide sometime during the summer, or maybe a little bit later."

Cuney said that he would like to major in either communications or kinesiology, and added that the academic aspects of a school were the most important to his mom.

"My mom is crazy about the grades," Cuney said, laughing. "She could care less about football. She wants me to get my degree."

On the football side of things, Cuney said he would like to go somewhere where he could play early.

"I would like to play as a true freshman if I can," Cuney said. "I don't like to be on the sideline. So I'm going to try my best to play as a true freshman."

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