Dominique Terrell was a big reason why Osbourn Park (Manassas, VA) tallied 10 wins last season. This offseason, the big-time rising senior prospect has been working hard and coming into his own as a leader, looking to guide the Yellow Jackets to more success in 2010.
“He is very competitive,” Osbourn Park head coach Brian Beaty said of Terrell. “We all know he can play, but since we lost some guys he really needed to pick up his leadership. He has done that. He hasn’t missed one workout this offseason. He is leading by example. His relationship with his teammates is closer than it has ever been. He has really grown since the time I first met him.”
The 5-11, 175-pound Terrell totaled 1,317 yards rushing and 827 yards passing as Osbourn Park’s starting quarterback in 2009. Coach Beaty is high on Terrell’s offensive abilities, but don’t overlook the talented prospect’s defensive talents as well.
“He plays free safety for us. We play him when we need him, but we had a pretty good free safety last season in Travis Marion, so we didn’t need to play him much,” Beaty said. “When he plays, Nique is one of the better free safeties in the state. I just don’t want to leave him on the field the whole time. He is a good free safety as far as breaking on the ball and running the alley. He’s good.”
Coach Beaty sees Terrell as a potential “lock-down cornerback” on the college level. Wide receiver certainly is a strong possibility as well, in addition to being a standout in the return game. Terrell is considering offers from all across the country, including LSU, Maryland, Miami, North Carolina, Pitt, Rutgers, Tennessee, Texas Tech, UCLA, Virginia, Virginia Tech and West Virginia, among others, and does not seem close to committing.
“He hasn’t talked to me about committing early,” Beaty said. “He has gone and visited West Virginia, Virginia Tech, UVa. I know he went to Pitt. I can’t remember if he went to North Carolina. He has gone to Maryland. I know he plans on visiting more schools.”
Terrell has kept quiet, even to his coach, in terms of naming favorites.
“Honestly, I couldn’t tell you where he is leaning,” Beaty said. “He doesn’t talk very much. He says he enjoys all these trips. That’s it. He kind of moves on.”
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