October 21, 2008
Terry creating a buzz
Although he is just a junior, Blue Springs wide receiver Keeston Terry is already creating a buzz in the recruiting market because of his play on the field.
"It feel great," Terry said. "Sometimes it's kind of overwhelming, especially when you get a lot of letters at school and stuff, but other that, I like it. It's cool."
Currently, the wide receiver holds just one offer, and it comes from the University of Missouri. Terry said he has also been in contact with Kansas State, Kansas, most of the Big 12 North and some Big 10 schools. It seems as if the Tigers are trying to lock Terry up early in the game.
"I have talked to coach Andy Hill, the receivers coach," he said. He just really wants me to commit early and get down there I think and get things going. That is the only coach I really talk to on the staff. I have met a couple others like the quarterbacks coach, coach Yost."
According to Terry, he does not plan on making any early decisions because he still has another year to go. He did say that there is another school that he is hoping to hear from in the future.
"I have always had a dream to go to the University of Michigan," Terry said. "It has always been a dream of mine. It's the tradition and the atmosphere that seems great. It would just be really cool to play at such an awesome school."
At 6-foot-2 and 179 lbs., Terry has been fully utilized by coach Kelly Donohoe at Blue Springs. The junior has seen playing time at running back, wide receiver, safety and even kick returner. Terry said he feels most comfortable when he is lined up behind the quarterback.
"I would say that I feel most comfortable at running back because I have played running back most of my career," he said. "Last year, they moved me to receiver, my sophomore year, but I am most comfortable at running back."
Terry did say, however, that when it comes to recruiting, he does not care what position the teams want him to play.
Currently, Blue Springs is 7-1 on the season with their only loss coming last weekend to their rival school, Blue Springs South, who are led by Mizzou recruit Blaine Dalton. Blue Springs has had impressive victories over Rockhurst, Ray-Pec and Lee Summit West and Terry has done his part in helping.
"Against Ray-Pech, I had a pretty good game," he said. "I rushed for 180 and caught for 95. Lee Summit West, I caught for about 100 or something yards and had two TDs. And against Park Hill South, I had a five-touchdown game."
In order to be prepared for the college level of play, Terry said there are a few parts of his game he would like to improve. Over the summer, he worked on improving his conditioning and other football related aspects.
"I would say I am pretty fast right now, but I think you can always be faster," Terry said. "I think that will take me beyond the next level. On the opposite side, I think I am doing pretty well, but I also think I can improve on my defense a little bit in tackling and coverage and stuff like that."
Terry has not set up any visits to schools yet, but he said that he has been watching a lot of college football, and he has been able to see Missouri from time to time.
"I have (watched Missouri), especially since they have on TV a lot," he said. "It's a great program. It is a really good program. They have really come out in the past couple of years. I like them; they are a good team."
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