MSU was able to gain the verbal commit of an intriguing prospect in dual-threat quarterback Damion Terry. The Erie, Pennsylvania native chose MSU over schools like Boston College and Illinois. Terry is a versatile quarterback who led the Cathedral Prep Ramblers to the Pennsylvania AAA state title. Terry unleashed an aerial assault that amassed 317 yards. He accompanied that with 55 rushing yards. Versatile Athlete and fellow MSU commit Delton Williams was a favorite target for Terry.
Terry had a storied career at Cathedral Prep. In three years he totaled 7,266 yards and a whopping 87 touchdowns. He was named the Pennsylvania AAA player of the year for leading the Ramblers to a 15-0 championship season. Terry's coaches have given him a lofty comparison to Robert Griffin III.
Terry was given a high scout grade of 82 by ESPN. He brings adequate size (6 ft. 4in. 210 lbs) that is paired with excellentspeed. He is a strong bodied player who can make plays with his feet when necessary. He doesn't force the run. Terry operates mainly from the shotgun and should fair well at MSU with youthful receivers and his own teammate following him.
Coach Dantonio stated that he would implement new offensive schemes in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl that would have designed quarter back options and scrambles. Terry was praised by Coach Dantonio and other Spartan coaches after an open passing session. He appreciated their praise and immediately fell in love with the program. It is said the new offensive schemes will favor Terry's style of play.
A two quarterback system may be implemented, but it's a risk (I'm a Jets fan and personally know what troubles it brings... how ever MSU's gang green is far less dysfunctional that New York's). Maxwell has played at a high level at times, however at other times he's been questionable. Maxwell is certainly a serviceable quarterback who had big shoes to fill this year. Terry is an extremely promising quarterback who can compete and possibly be utilized in specific packages (not bogus wildcat packages... *Tim Tebow*). Terry has an arm that is adequate and accurate, with legs that are deceptive. Perhaps a pistol formation would benefit the incoming freshman.
Terry is a highly coveted recruit for the Spartans. Although he is ranked 256th in the ESPN 300, he is severely underrated. His skill set and size are his x-factors. This years recruiting database is filled with stellar prospects, so it is fair to see why Terry hasn't gained as much hype. Terry seems to possess leadership qualities that can benefit him in the Big Ten. He's an exciting prospect who has potential and promise. It will be interesting to see how he produces in the future.