- Damon Sayles, RecruitingNation
After a solid run through the regular season, Rosenberg (Texas) Terry’s season came to an abrupt end in the playoffs. Terry suffered a surprising, first-round loss to La Marque (Texas) and finished the year 9-2.
Terry coach Tim Teykl had a talented group of seniors this year, but it’s his junior class that may make the most noise from a recruiting standpoint. Terry has several athletes who already are receiving major interest from BCS conference schools.
Here are five athletes from Terry's 2013 class expected to be impact players and high-major recruits next year.
WR Derrick Griffin
Considered one of the top prospects in the 2013 class, Griffin finished with 36 catches for 509 yards and 12 touchdowns. His 6-foot-7, 217-pound frame is enough for defenders to worry about, but adding in a 40-plus-inch vertical and 7-foot wingspan makes him extremely difficult to guard. Griffin has offers from Oklahoma, LSU, Baylor and Texas A&M, and he is being recruited as a football player and a basketball player.
QB Antoine Arboleda
Arboleda was one of the leading passers in the greater Houston area, throwing for 27 touchdowns with only four interceptions. At 6-3 and 191 pounds, Arboleda is a two-year starter who is considered a dual-threat quarterback but has the tools to be a quality pro-style signal-caller.
DB Victor Davis
Davis had what Teykl called “a majestic year” as a safety, recording seven interceptions in 11 games. Davis’ size (6-foot-1 and 188 pounds) and ability to make plays in the secondary makes him a legitimate FBS recruit. He is getting looks from Texas A&M, TCU and Texas Tech, among others.
RB Eugene Wright
Wright is small in stature (5-8 and 150 pounds), but his 4.52 speed and excellent field vision make him an attractive prospect. He rushed for 14 touchdowns and averaged more than six yards per carry. Teykl feels Wright, who has qualified academically, can be a great punt and kickoff returner for an FBS program.
LB Tarius Bishop
Bishop is one of those players who gets better with every game. The 6-foot-1, 221-pound inside linebacker has a nose for the ball that made Florida State and Texas A&M show early interest in Bishop, and Teykl is expecting him to be a leader for the Terry defense next season.
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