Lufkin, Texas, cornerback Darrius Terry is one of East Texas' top defenders, and he's ready to prove it this Friday in the team's season opener against heated rival Longview.
"We have to play them twice this year, at home this weekend and in week five we go up there," he said. "So these are going to be big games. We're trying to make it (to the championship). We've got a good team this year, but we're just going to be taking it game by game."
Terry will try to do his part to help the team win. In a recent scrimmage, Terry showed why he's one of the area's best.
"I scored a touchdown and caught two interceptions," Terry said. "They had fumbled the ball and I picked it up and ran it in for a touchdown. So, it went good. I'm just at cornerback. I like it. We get to rough up the receivers."
Terry said he's hoping to hear from more schools on Sept. 1, which is the first day college coaches can contact recruits again.
"I've heard from North Texas, but they haven't offered me yet," he said. "I'm hoping to hear from probably Missouri and Oklahoma State. I like the coaches and the way they run their defense. I got to talk to the head defensive coach at Missouri, and I talked to the coaches at Oklahoma State, too. I'd love to hear from those teams."
With an offer from Tulsa, Terry said he's not in a major rush to make a decision.
"Right now teams are just keeping an eye on me," he said. "They said they were going to watch me play this season so I'm trying to open some eyes. I'm going to try to do all the visits I can. I want to see if they like me and stuff and make sure I like the schools. I'd like to stay close to home, but I guess we'll see what happens."