One of Texas top athletes is garnering a lot of attention from college recruiters.
Scout.com four star prospect Terdema Ussery III of Dallas St. Marks High School currently holds eight official offers with more expected in the coming weeks.
One school that the talented wide receiver hasn’t got an offer from yet is hometown school SMU. Ussery recently attended the Mustang’s spring game earlier this month and came away impressed with the experience.
“I liked SMU a lot,” Ussery told PonyStampede.com. “I went to the spring game, I didn’t get a chance to meet the coaching staff, I look forward to doing that in the near future.”
Currently Ussery has offers from Stanford, Illinois, Utah, Rice, Arizona, Louisville, Colorado, and Harvard.
“SMU seems like they are close to offering,” Ussery said. “They are recruiting me hard.”
One thing that impressed Ussery is the campus in his home city.
“It is a really pretty campus, especially being located in the middle of a big city,” Ussery said. “It wouldn’t be bad staying close to home, but I’m really impartial about the location of the school I end up choosing.”
One that is important to Ussery is having great teammates and a coaching staff that will be with him for a while.
“I want to surround myself with great teammates,” Ussery said. “They quality of the people you hang out with makes you a better person. I want a coaching staff that will be there at least as long as I’m going to be there, that’s important to me.”
Ussery has met Coach Junes Jones once, while he was still the coach of Hawaii.
“He seems like a very good guy,” Ussery said. “His offense definitely excites me; all of his wide receivers have always put up great numbers.”
Ussery only played in four games last year; he fractured his ankle during the summer Jr. Olympics.
The 6-foot-4, 195-pound wide out runs a 4.47 electronic timed forty, feels that the injury is completely behind him.
“I’m excited about this upcoming season,” Ussery said. “I’m completely healthy and can’t wait to get my senior season started.”
According to Ussery he doesn’t have a real favorite at the present time.
“I’m pretty much open to everything and everyone right now,” Ussery said. “I don’t have a favorite right now.”
If Ussery’s name sounds familiar to local Dallas residents, it’s for good reason. His father Terdema Ussery II is the President and CEO of the Dallas Mavericks.
According to the younger Ussery he does try to take in a few Maverick games over the weekends.
“I don’t get to go to many games during the week because of my studies,” Ussery explained. “I do get pretty good seats for some games over the weekends. It’s great I really love the Mavericks.”
Ussery has already scored a 2120 on the SAT and currently has a 3.2 G.P.A.