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Relationships lead Philly WR Yusuf Terry to Baylor

Yusuf Terry
Yusuf Terry

Matt Rhule and his Baylor staff have pulled in another commitment from the east coast in the former of Philadelphia (Pa.) Imhotep Institute Charter School star Yusuf Terry. The wide receiver said his commitment was all about his relationships at Baylor.

CLASS OF 2019 RANKINGS: Rivals250 | State | Position | Team

CLASS OF 2020 RANKINGS: Rivals250 | State | Position


“I committed to Baylor University because they treat me like family,” Terry said. “Their staff is always answering me. Communication played a big part. They told I’ll be used as an outside receiver and then they’ll move me around. I’ll be very versatile for them.

“I haven’t talked to a ton of the players there but one of the guys that went to my high school, Johncarlo Valentin, talks to me,” he said. “He’s there right now. I also talk to John Lovett. He’s from around here in New Jersey. They’ve been telling me about how it is there and they’ve treated me like family.

“I talked with my family and my mom and we all thought it was best for me to get away,” said Terry. “I didn’t want to be really close to home for college. It’ll be better for me there because I’ll be able to focus and by myself.

“I haven’t been out to campus yet,” he said. “I was supposed to go out there last weekend but wasn’t able to make it. I’ll be out there for my official visit for the Duke game.”


Terry is now the fifth player from the east coast to commit to Baylor in the last three recruiting classes. He brings plenty of length and versatility to the receiving corps and should flourish in this wide-open offense. Terry’s length gives defensive backs a lot of problems because they can’t reach around him to knock passes down. His quick feet throw defensive backs off balance, allowing quarterbacks to find the room to get him the ball.