McDonough (Ga.) Eagle's Landing Christian cornerback Jevius Terry is still a relative unknown on the recruiting scene. However, the 5-foot-9, 160-pounder is quickly getting attention as he has landed three offers in a matter of weeks.
"I have offers from Hawaii, Rutgers and UTEP," he said. "I actually got all of those this summer, all within the last two months."
Interestingly, Terry did not get those scholarships from camps. He has been to other camps though including Florida, Georgia, Vanderbilt, Georgia Southern, North Carolina, Duke and NC State.
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"I've spoken to a few other schools, Temple likes me, Georgia Southern likes me," he said. "If I get my GPA up to a 3.0, Duke said they may be able to offer me. I'm definitely going to get that up this year."
With a handful of offers and plenty of interest, does Terry have any favorites?
"Actually, after visiting NC State, that's probably my No. 1 school right now," he stated. "I just wanted to play in the SEC, but after visiting NC State, oh my God, the atmosphere of everything down to the player's lounge and coaching. I met a couple coaches and the weight room, the camaraderie with the players; they were cheering each other on. They had pictures everywhere and paintings, I really liked it."
NC State may be high on Terry's list, but he touched on his biggest offer to date, Rutgers.
"I know the Ravens running back played there," he said. "I am looking at it and they are putting people in the league. I'm considering it for me. I'm definitely looking into it, but I haven't been able to look too heavily yet."
Terry confirmed he plans to go out and see his options more this fall with official visits. He discussed what he will be looking for on these visits.
"First, I'm looking at how I can graduate," he said. "I'm looking for a school I'll be able to graduate on time in three to four years. I want to get a full degree so in case I blow out my knee, I have something to fall back on. That's why I like Vanderbilt; it's a great education and great football."
Terry has an idea of what he would like to major in when he gets to college.
"For my education, I really want to study sports science," he said. "I've always loved being around sports and if I'm not able to play, I'd like to do that for my career."
Another factor that may come into play when it is time to make a decision is location.
"If it comes down to it and I have a full ride, I'll go elsewhere, but I'd love to stay in Georgia or go somewhere coastal," said Terry.
For Eagle's Landing Christian last season, Terry posted approximately 20 tackles and four interceptions as he earned honorable mention All-Conference honors.
He discussed what stands out about his game at this stage.
"I think it's my speed and agility," he said. "I played both sides of the ball and I got to really show my talent as a wide receiver, defensive back and on special teams. I can get the ball at the high point and I love having the ball in my hands. I love to help my team out, but I think my best attribute is my speed, and also my hands."