Having earned double-digit written scholarship offers two months into his junior year, Dominique Terrell has already become one of the most highly recruited juniors in the state of Virginia. Osbourn Park’s (Manassas, VA) 5-10, 170-pound star athlete is not getting caught up in the recruiting process, something that impresses his head coach.
“Nique has been offered by everybody,” Osbourn Park head coach Brian Beaty said. “You have to count the people that haven’t offered more than the ones that have. Then again, I love the innocence he has shown. He is not caught up in it at all. He takes care of his business and that’s it. For a kid that age, with something that can be overwhelming, it could be easy to lose focus on our team. That hasn’t happened.”
A handful of ACC schools have offered so far, including Miami, Virginia and Virginia Tech. Terrell boasts offers from all across the country, with the Big East, Pac 10 and SEC being represented as well. Florida tops the list of programs expressing serious interest in the talented athlete.
If there is a favorite, Terrell is not letting on.
“I have no idea,” Beaty answered when asked if there were any favorites for the standout junior, who has visited the in-state ACC programs. “He doesn’t sit around and talk about it like that.”
An all-district defensive back and all-region return specialist last season, Terrell is also called upon as Osbourn Park’s starting signal caller. He is being viewed by most college coaches as an athlete.
“He’s a competitor,” Beaty said. “Sometimes he wants to put it all on his shoulders.”
Osbourn Park finished last season with a 4-6 record, but things have turned around this season. The team is 7-2 with one game remaining in the regular season. Terrell has of course been a big part of the team’s success, although an injury did keep him out for almost two games.
“We probably couldn’t run him like we usually run him in some games,”...
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