Its been 251 days since URI was considered the runner up for Brewster Academy’s top 100 prospect Jared Terrell. Terrell was released out of his NLI from Oklahoma State on April 25, 2014.
A number of programs have come into the fold such as Boston College, Michigan State, Missouri, Providence, Pittsburg, Cincinnati to name a few. All where taken into to great consideration, but only one could win.
The nations highest rated player left on the board (ESPN) pledged to Dan Hurley and URI today.
“I picked URI because I felt like it was the best fit for me, they run a ton of ball screen action. My relationship I have with the head coach is great, he understands where I in-vision myself and has a plan of action”
When asked when did he know that URI was his choice, Terrell replied “Yesterday, I went with my gut feeling and felt that coach Hurley could develop my game, and help me get to the next level.
What factors played into you committing ?
“Great guard system, great coach who develops players, also being close enough to home where my family and friends can come see me play, as well as having a chance to win right away, I could have went to a higher conference but after looking at all options with my family and coaches, URI was the better fit for me. I was never the person to worry about conference, if you can play they will find you”
You will be joining a backcourt of EC Matthews as well as Jarvis Garrett, that is as good as any young backcourt in the league ?
I agree It feels good to be apart of something special, Obviously we have to put in a lot of work to get the chemistry right, but I feel we can do that and if we do we can be very dangerous”
What where some of the conversations that stick out to you that coach Hurley has said ? ” I would be an immediate impact player, and someone needs to replace Xaiver Munford lol”
Todd Quarles of Expressions Elite states Jared has been great for our program, he has been one of the hardiest working kids I have ever meet, he will be great for URI”
I want to think my family, Expressions Elite and Brewster Academy, all have supported me through this process, its been a long journey and now I can finally call URI home “Lets Go Rhody”
From the looks of Terrell’s thread count on the URI message board has he him proclaimed as one of the biggest recruits in the programs history, as his thread count exceeds over 63 pages. A local kid who will help tickets sales increase.