MSU football 2013 commit Damion Terry could not have picked a better first game to experience at Spartan Stadium.
It was Ohio State weekend in East Lansing, and even ESPN GameDay made it to town.Â Prior to his visit all he could do was rave about showing up.Â â€œIâ€™m real excited,â€ the Erie, Pennsylvania quarterback told Spartan Nation, â€œbecause it’s my first game at Michigan State, and GameDay will be there.Â The atmosphere should be great.â€
He hoped it would be great enough to convince his current teammate and MSU recruit Delton Williams to commit to his future school; Williams joined him in East Lansing on his campus visit.
The feel of the MSU program was already what convinced Terry to make the decision to play there.
â€œAs soon as I came up here, it was the whole thing,â€ he says.Â â€œThe coaches and everyone were just a big family. Â I see that every time I’m up there. Â Everything about it is great.â€
Also great is Terryâ€™s high school team this year, and he says a lot of hard work in the offseason has paid off for him.Â He told us prior to his last game that, â€œMy team’s 4-0 right now.Â I think I have something like 17 touchdowns, 1 interception, and a 77% passing completion rate.Â Iâ€™ve had four 1000 yards games.Â So far, everythingâ€™s been working.â€
After losing much of his receiving corps last year to graduation, he says he and his new receivers spent time together each week during the summer practicing.
â€œWe threw like three to four times a week at least,â€ he says, â€œand I believe my accuracy has improved a lot since last year.Â That and the mental preparation have been my biggest improvements.â€
And while he is excited to get to East Lansing next summer, it is his current team that has his current focus and attention, despite the much-increased attention he has begun receiving as a result of his commitment.
â€œItâ€™s all mind blowing,â€ he says, echoing the sentiments of many of his fellow 2013 commits.
â€œI try not to let things get to my head. Â Iâ€™m just focused on making a state championship run this year.â€