Terry chose Mark Dantonio’s Spartans over the Illinois Illini. Terry made his verbal commitment to the East Lansing team late in the recruiting game. He hesitated over his commit to the Spartans because he wanted to keep his options open and ensure that he made the right choice. The 6’4″ 220 player also received offers from Boston College and Duke.
The four-star quarterback opted to move out of the state of Pennsylvania, where he attended Cathedral Prep School in Erie. He originally committed in June thinking he would play two sports: basketball (he was the number 52 recruit in the country) and football. However, after careful consideration, he decided he would only focus on football and forgo being part of Tom Izzo’s team.
This is Michigan State’s fifteenth signee of the day, adding to a class of 18 players in total. Of the 18 signees, Terry is the only quarterback for the class of 2013, replacing graduating senior Peter Badovinac who did not see any game action in his senior year. Terry will compete with Andrew Maxwell for the position of starting quarterback in 2013. Maxwell’s junior year had him averaging 200.5 passing yards per game and completing just 53% of his passes. The incoming freshman was selected Class AAA Player of the Year after he compiled a 33-8 record as a 3-year starter. Terry threw for 3,599 yards, had 50 touchdowns, and only 8 intercepts as a senior.
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