The Arkansas Tech University Wonder Boys received a signed letter of intent from White Hall Bulldogs athlete Austin Terrell on Wednesday.
Terrell is one of those do-it-all type of football players who can play wherever he's needed. During his senior campaign, Terrell spent time on both sides of the ball, and he hardly ever left the field.
"It was a fun time," Terrell said. "I had really fun this year, and the last three years at the high school. It was a hard process, and it worked out with me being able to play at Tech."
On offense, Terrell showed the ability to run and catch the ball, and he's also a threat in the return game. Terrell racked up 507 all purpose yards and a touchdown. On defense, Terrell played a hybrid position, lining up in different spots while being able to produce. In all 11 games played, Terrell accounted for 83 total tackles, one interception and five forced fumbles.
"I see myself as a slot receiver, safety, corner back, and whatever the coaches need me to play," Terrell said. "They want me to head up in July for summer workouts. I think I'll bring speed, quickness and explosiveness from day one."
White Hall Head Coach Mike Vaughn talked about how smart of a player Terrell is mixed with his talent level.
"Austin is one of the smartest, hard working kids we've ever had," Vaughn said. "He's talented, and when you get a guy like that he'll be good. I have no doubt in my mind he'll be good at Tech."
Although Terrell may've not been a vocal leader, guys followed his example and, according to Vaughn, he was just an all-around good teammate.
"He's was one of our senior leaders," Vaughn said. "He didn't say much, but he led by example, and he'll carry that on to the next level."
His defensive, Cortez Lee, reiterated some of the same things that Coach Vaughn said.
"Terrell was a very smart player," Lee said. "He felt well in the 5-2 scheme and he was a player that you could play off the end. He was just a good team player more than anything. His teammates hung around him and he made sure guys where in place and knew their assignments."