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Terrell off to good start

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Chandler (Ariz.) Hamilton three-star receiver Drew Terrell has done everything he can to help his team get off to a great start. And the good news is that he's done more than his part.
Terrell played a big role in helping Hamilton beat Miami Booker T. Washington in week one of the season and now his squad is 2-0 heading into a big game against Centennial.
"The season has started off real well," Terrell, the No. 5 player in Arizona, said. "We are 2-0 and heading into our third week." We beat Booker T. Washington a team from Miami in the first game. We did real good, but we didn't really open up the offense as much as I would have liked, I guess.
"We play Centennial on Friday. They are 5-A Division II State Champs. They are a really good team. We've been watching film on them, but are pretty familiar of them. We played them last year and beat them 38-17 or something like that."
While Terrell is feeling good about his on-the-field play, he's still trying to sort through the recruiting process.
"I haven't committed to anyone yet," he said. "Right now I'm just trying to figure everything out and stuff. I like Stanford, Arizona State, Vanderbilt, Northwestern and Washington State."
Terrell said he will be taking his first official visit to Washington State on the weekend of Sept. 26th when the Cougars play host to Oregon. He also talked with the Stanford coaches after his game last weekend. And he also remains very interested in local school Arizona State.
"I've been keeping in touch with coach Stretz and coach Yarber at Arizona State," Terrell said. "We talk like once a week or so. Right now I'm working on a visit to Washington State the week they play Oregon, and I might be trying to work on something to visit Northwestern, but I'm not really sure."
Terrell got a chance to see two of his favorite teams in action this past week when ASU and Stanford went head-to-head.
"I went to the Arizona State- Stanford game last week," he said. "On Friday night a lot of the Stanford coaches came out to our game. After that, I talked to coach Harbaugh, coach Lynn and the defensive backs coach on the phone.
"I've been going to Arizona State games my whole life, so it was cool to go into the locker room after the game. Coach Erickson gave them a speech about what went good and bad, then everyone just undresses and goes home. It was fun though."
Terrell said he's still trying to find the right fit for him.
"I'm just looking for a place that I can feel comfortable with," he said. "Somewhere where I can feel comfortable with the coaching staff and my education is very important, you know, for after football."
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