Darius Terrell makes the call

The Texas Longhorns picked a second receiver commitment of the 2010 class on Sunday in DeSoto's Darius Terrell. The 6-3, 195 pound pass catcher has been a long time Texas lean and made his commitment official to head coach Mack Brown on Sunday.

DeSoto receiver Darius Terrell has committed to the Texas Longhorns. The 6-3, 195 pound pass catcher has long been a fan of the Longhorns dating back to his freshman season at DeSoto or longer. On Sunday, Terrell was given the chance to live his collegiate dream by committing to Texas.

"I picked Texas because it's been my favorite school my whole life growing up. I like what they stand for as a program. I trust Coach Brown, his staff and what they will do with me and for me," Terrell said.

Terrell was a quarterback as a freshman at DeSoto before moving to receiver as a sophomore. The two-sport athlete made an impression in 2007 on a 9-3 Eagles team catching 15 passes for 245 yards and two touchdowns earning 8-5A second team all-district honors.

Terrell took his game to another level as a junior for a 6-6 DeSoto team hauling in 34 passes for 577 yards and six scores good for 11-5A unanimous first team all-district honors.

"Coach Brown said their initial evaluation of me was as an athlete. They feel like I can play outside receiver, inside receiver or tight end. Coach Brown said I was one of the more versatile players in the state and they liked that. I'm glad they made me a priority and feel like I'm a versatile player," Terrell said.

With the productive season came the scholarship multiple scholarship offers.

"Texas, LSU, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Minnesota and Texas Tech all offered," said Terrell.

Currently, Terrell is a key member of the DeSoto Eagles 23-7 basketball team that is tied for the 11-5A lead at 6-1. The long armed wing is averaging 9.1 points and has high scoring game of 24 points on the season.

Terrell joins Garland Naaman Forest's John Harris as receiver commitments in the 2010 class.

Terrell and his DeSoto teammates will enter the 2009 football seasons as one of the top ranked teams in the state of Texas.


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