O.C. Linebacker On To-Watch List

Ben Terry, the 6-2, 210-pound linebacker from Mission Viejo (Calif.) Capistrano Valley, had a good showing at the Nike Camp and has received two scholarship offers, while he waits on his favorite school...

Mission Viejo (Calif.) Capistrano Valley's Ben Terry (6-2, 210) was one of the most unheralded players in the South Coast League last year, but quietly put together a strong season as a junior. The outside linebacker backer has two scholarship offers through the early part of June.

"San Diego State and Kansas both have officially offered me," said Terry. "During the spring, UNLV, UCLA, USC, Fresno State, Colorado State and Kansas all came by. I think UNLV could be offering me soon."

Terry said he was wide open at the time, but admitted his favorite school was UCLA. "They were where I always wanted to go and I grew up watching them. If they offered me, I could possibly commit."

He attended the Nike Camp in Los Angeles, running a 4.7 forty, jumping 33 inches and doing 17 reps on the bench. Overall, he was one of the standout defensive players on the day.

He said of his experience at the camp: "A lot of people don't know me, so that was a good chance for me to show I can play. We don't get as much pub as some schools do, so I was glad to show what I can do."

During the summer, Terry plans to camp at San Diego State and USC, but won't be able to make the UCLA camp because of a scheduling conflict.

When it comes to a college choice, Terry said, "I won't be making an early decision, unless it is really a good one. I kind of want to make some visits." As a junior, Terry tallied 100 tackles, eight sacks, one interception and one safety, while being named to the all-South Coast second team.

Academically, Terry has a 3.0 GPA.


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