Elliott getting Tigers closer with Goose Creek standout

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Tramel Terry Tramel Terry
Wide Receiver
5-11, 170
Goose Creek, SC

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, a 2013 wide receiver prospect out of Goose Creek High School, got used to seeing coaches from big time programs coming to see him during spring practice.

In fact, he said seeing those coaches just proved that hard work can help you reach your goals.

“Spring practice went very, very well,” the 6-1, 190-pounder told TigerNet. “Pittsburgh, Virginia Tech, Clemson, South Carolina and others all came in to watch. That is the best thing that could happen to me, because it shows what can happen when you work hard. And it motivates me to put more work in this summer. I really appreciate all of them stopping by.”

Terry says that South Carolina, Clemson, North Carolina, N.C. State, East Carolina, Coastal Carolina, Georgia and South Florida have all offered, while Georgia Tech, Cincinnati, Pitt, Kentucky and Alabama have all hinted that offers won't be long in coming.

Terry told TigerNet that South Carolina leads for his services because they were the first to offer.

“South Carolina has been there for me from the beginning,” he said. “Every time I go up there, Marcus Lattimore and Alshon Jeffery talk to me, and of course Brandon Shell is trying to talk me into going there. But that is just a small part of me deciding where I want to go to school.”

As a result of his wait-and-see attitude, the super sophomore has built a strong bond with Clemson recruiter Tony Elliott, a former wide receiver.

“I have built a great relationship with Coach Elliott,” he said. “I talk to him every week since he came to visit me. We stay in contact all the time. He is really cool. Half the time, we don’t even talk about football – we just talk about life in general. It’s good to have someone like him – who has been where I am – to talk to about things. It’s a credit to him that we have a lot to talk about.”

Terry caught 22 passes for over 600 yards and eight touchdowns as a sophomore, despite missing five games with an ankle injury, and he said that coaches tell him he reminds them of a certain Florida wide receiver who now plays for the Minnesota Vikings.

“People tell me all the time how I am built like Percy Harvin,” he said. “For someone who has never seen me play, I am very physical and very fast. I can run a 4.4 40-yard dash, and I think I can get even quicker. We don’t really throw the ball a lot here at Goose Creek, but I feel like I can still make plays, whether it is blocking or making catches. I feel like I am an all-around player.”

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