It only seems fitting that former South Carolina Mr. Football winner Tramel Terry wants to come home.
Terry, the top-rated recruit in South Carolina in the 2013 recruiting class, recently announced his intentions to leave UGA. The former 4-star wide receiver told The State’s Matt Connolly that the Gamecocks are a good fit.
“South Carolina stands out,” Terry said. “It’s home. I pretty much know everybody on the team. It wouldn’t be like I was going somewhere random.”
Terry told The State he’s visited South Carolina “30 million times” since his high school days, but still plans on taking an official visit to show the campus to his family and get better acquainted with the coaching staff.
That official visit should come in December, when Gamecocks wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator Steve Spurrier Jr. believes a new coach will be named.
Terry was a standout at receiver at Goose Creek High School (S.C.) with electric playmaking abilities. After tearing his ACL during the 2012 Shrine Bowl prior to his freshman year at UGA, Terry converted to defensive back, where he saw little playing time once the Bulldogs hired Jeremy Pruitt as defensive coordinator.
Terry told The State he sees himself returning to the offensive side of the ball soon.
As a redshirt freshman, Terry appeared in 10 games, recording six tackles and an interception. This season, he has accounted for two tackles and a forced fumble. He is currently not participating in team activities, according to The State.
Terry said he’s also being recruited by Jacksonville State (where he visited last weekend) and Duke.