We've been keeping a close eye on 2012 defensive end prospect T.J. Terrell for a couple of years now. With his senior season now here we caught up with the talented youngster to see where things stand currently.
"It's my Senior year and we have a new coach and we are excepting some big things as a senior filled team. We're looking to end our losing streak with Greenville High this year and just overcome adversity and just be the best team we can possibly be. We won't take no for an answer. Everyone look out for JL Mann this year because we will be making a lot of noise."
The J.L. Mann standout has put on about 20 pounds since the end of his junior season and is now at 250 pounds. He adds that he's maintained his 4.7 speed though despite the additional weight and strength.
"I really worked hard on my speed and ball skills. College coaches have said that they will be out to see me the first couple of games this season."
A wide assortment of schools are showing the 2012 prospect interest he says.
"Right now I'm hearing from East Carolina, Clemson, North Carolina State, Auburn, Kentucky, Georgia Tech, Ball State, and Tennessee. I'd have to say North Carolina State and Ball State are recruiting me the hardest right now out of everyone."
This summer Terrell says he only made it down to Clemson for camp and he talked about his time with the Tigers on campus.
"I camped with Clemson. I worked out with coach Hobby their defensive line coach. I really liked just having a chance to work with him. It was great. He really helped me to improve my technique and ball skills."
Terrell and the Patriots had their first game of the season last Friday and he told us about the outcome.
"Man I was very excited. We won 35-0 and I had an interception and a great number of tackles. So I'm off to a good start I think."
The 2012 prospect says he's planning on attending games at Clemson and North Carolina State this coming season.
SCPrepNation.com will keep you up to date with Terrell as his senior season rolls on.