Jermiane Terry is a four-star tight end out of Kennedy High School in Richmond, California. The top 2021 recruit took a visit to the USC Trojans on June 14, and while he does not hold an offer from the Trojans yet, it may be just around the corner. Terry shares what impressed him the most on his visit and more.
Four-star tight end Jermaine Terry, is gearing up to be one of the best prospects in the class of 2021.
Terry has recently impressed college coaches during his camp visits this off-season, and his already heavy-hitting offer list is proof.
He has received offers from Arizona, ASU, Cal, Florida, LSU, Nebraska, Nevada, Oregon, Oregon State, SJSU, and Tennessee.
At 6-foot-4, 235 pounds, Terry already looks the part of a college football player, despite only being an incoming junior.
Terry has a solid frame that he uses to his advantage when starving-off defenders in his crisp route running.
Jermaine Terry II beasting for Silly U Orange @PassingDown Bay Area Regional pic.twitter.com/uPY5a9T54j— Football Recruit. (@FootballRecruit) February 10, 2019
He is currently rated as the No. 3 tight end in the nation and the No. 13 recruit in the state of California per 247Sports.
With rankings like that and impressive camp performances, a USC offer does not seem too far away for Terry.
Though he is being recruited as a pass catcher, Terry played defense end for Kennedy last season.
During his sophomore campaign, Terry recorded 61 total tackles, 4.5 sacks, 18 quarterback hurries, and one forced fumble.
Terry averaged 6.1 tackles per game and also had two touchdowns on three receptions for 77 yards.
The 2021 athlete may be more versatile than people are giving him credit for, he could easily do damage on both sides of the ball.
Terry visited USC last week, and the trip went well right from the start.
“What impressed me the most about USC was the diversity and welcoming feel the program had.”
The Trojan staff also made an impression on the tight end.
“I like the fact that the coaching staff does not sugar coat anything, they keep everything real.”
This bodes well for USC down the line if they do extend an offer to Terry, who revealed a few things he is looking for in a school.
“I am looking for a welcoming atmosphere, somewhere that I can develop, and good nursing or sports medicine programs. Also, systems that use a tight end.”
Sturdy relationships with coaches is also important when it comes time for a recruit to make a decision. USC is already laying the groundwork for the 2021 player.
“I have a great relationship with coach Baxter and it will only get better, and coach Helton said he liked my film and overall performance at USC’s camp. I really didn’t get to talk to him though, because he had a doctors appointment for his leg. I also have a great relationship with coach Lenny [Vandermade] the assistant tight end coach.”
After a hectic off-season filled with good and bad news, USC is finally coming out of the storm of headlines.
“The vibe around campus was chill and welcoming. I definitely could see myself there in the future.”
With multiple Power Five offers, Terry says everyone is at a level playing field.
“All the schools that have offered, stand out to me. I am just thankful for every opportunity I get.”
Right now USC has three commits in the class of 2021. Four-star linebacker Ma’a Geoteote, four-star defensive tackle Jay Toia, and three-star wide receiver Velltray Jefferson.