Versatile DB Waiting For Fave to Offer

Defensive backs that can cover and hit are players that teams covet during recruiting and one player seeing a lot of attention so far this summer is Cerritos CB Terrell Cole who says his versatility as much as his coverage skills are what set him apart from the others.

"I can play either corner or safety," Cole told  "I'm like a center-fielder out there.  I make plays on the ball in the air and I have the hands of a wide receiver so I can do whatever a team needs me to do."

Cole (6-0, 180) has good size and solid speed numbers (4.45) and says he has the skills to play man-to-man or zone.

"My quickness and speed make me good at man-to-man, but I'm learning to play zone here at Cerritos," Cole said.  "I can break on the ball well and when I get there I can tackle well or I can catch it and take it the other way."

After prepping at Lakewood High School in California, Cole had a full-ride on the table from Montana State, but his test scores came in too late and the staff moved in a different direction.

"After they pulled the offer, it came down to either El Camino or Cerritos," Cole said.  "Coach Moe (Cerritos head coach Frank Mazzotta) is the biggest reason I came here.  He's a great coach and they have a great program and they always get all their players out to four-year schools."

After a solid freshman season – one that saw him rack up 60 tackles, one interception, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and one tackle for loss – Cole received offers from Boise State and Utah State and said he's got a sure leader at this point.

"Ole Miss has been pretty serious about getting me an offer and if they did get me one early I would probably commit," Cole said.  "After that, Boise State would be second and then Arizona, Arizona State and Minnesota would be my top five."

Other schools making contact with Cole this spring and early summer have been Washington, Washington State, Louisville, Nevada, Wyoming, Louisiana Tech and Louisiana-Lafayette.

"If Ole Miss doesn't offer me early, I'll take all my visits and then decide," Cole added.

Cole graduates in December and will have three years to play two at the next level.  He plans to major in Business Administration or Business Management.


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