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Recruiting heats up for NCs Terry

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After a big junior season, interest is rising for 6-foot-2, 205-pound running back Damonte Terry. The Laurinburg (N.C.) Scotland County prospect hasn't received an offer to date, but is getting his share of serious interest.
"A lot of people are recruiting me, the problem is my coach left," he said. "A lot of the schools are talking about early offers, but they are waiting for me to take the SAT. I've got to take it one time before they offer."
Who is showing interest in the Carolina tailback?
"I'm hearing from North Carolina State, North Carolina, South Carolina, Notre Dame and Clemson a lot," he said. "I'm looking at a junior day to South Carolina on March 29th and Wake Forest sometime too."
Does Terry have an early favorite?
"Not really, it's all going to depend on the environment and stuff like that," he stated. "First, I want to know if they'll graduate me in business and then, will I be able to step on the field. I also want to see how the people at the school are."
Already Terry has been to Chapel Hill.
"I went to North Carolina and they impressed me a whole lot," he said. "They really showed me a lot and Butch Davis is very exciting to listen to. They basically told you about everything."
Last season Scotland County featured a star linebacker Terrell Manning, who chose North Carolina State. Does that affect Terry?
"Terrell is my best friend, but it doesn't really impact me at all."
Terry plans to head to the Nike Combine in Maryland later this spring.
Last season Terry ran for 1,221-yards and 15 touchdowns to help Scotland County to an 11-3 year.
'I think we did a pretty good job," he said. "I did well. I matured a lot more this year. I just have to control myself more when I get the ball."
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