Wadley, Ala., wide receiver Terrell Zachery may just be a junior, but make no mistake about it, he could contribute for quite a few college programs right now. He will be one of the nation’s top players for the class of 2006. Going into the weekend he had already picked up an offer from national championship contender Auburn and picked up his second scholarship offer this weekend.
“I went to the Alabama-Mississippi State game this weekend,” Zachery said. “That was my first Alabama game, I had never been up there before yesterday. I grew up a big Alabama fan, so it was a really fun experience.”
The 6-foot-0, 175-pound Zachery has been on the radar of college coaches for two years already, but it was this summer at a camp at Auburn that he stated his case as an elite player. He was easily the top wide receiver in attendance and virtually uncoverable by any 2005 prospect in attendance.
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“I got to tour the facilities and see the campus and I was impressed by all of that,” Zachery said. “I got to talk to all of the coaches. Before the game coach Shula called me into his office and we sat and talked a while. He told me that they were offering me a scholarship and that the written offer was in the mail.”
Zachery was the only sophomore in the state of Alabama to be named to any kind of all-state team, but he was a unanimous ASWA and Birmingham News all-state selection. He also put up staggering statistics.
He caught 44 passes for 1,265 yards and 14 touchdowns for an average of 28.7 yards per catch. He also led the team in interceptions, tackles and took several punt and kick returns back for touchdowns.
“It’s still real early so I’m not thinking a lot about favorites, but Alabama and Auburn would be my top two right now,” Zachery said. “I like Georgia and Florida State a lot too.”