Elite offensive tackle, Terrence Ferguson, ‘a priority’ for Tennessee, talks weekend visit
Ferguson said of the visit, “it was a night game, but we got there at 11 in the morning. So, we went to the hotel where the players and team were staying. We talked with coach Friend and Sherrer for a while. They gave my mom a tour because it was her first time, and we did a photo shoot.”
Ferguson also spent some time with a fellow Peach State native, Marquez Callaway. He said of this, “we are from the same area, so me and the player I went up with, Justin Harris, we went up to his room and played a game for like an hour.”
Ferguson is already feeling the heat from several schools in the early stages of his recruitment, and the Vols are one of the teams squarely in the mix.
Ferguson said, “their message has been that I am a big priority for them and a guy that they want to help rebuild the offensive line in this cycle.”
Ferguson added on Tennessee, “they are in the SEC, and it is playing against great competition. Tennessee itself has a great, unique history of winning. They are trying to get back there now, and it all starts with recruiting.”
Ferguson’s takeaways from the play of the offensive line, “I saw some strong points from them. They looked good with their pass blocking and run blocking. For the most part, they would get two feet in the ground pretty quick and give a three or four-second push. Of course, there were a couple of plays they had bust, but that is just going to happen. I like how if they give up a sack or tackle for loss, they come back head high and dominate the man in front of them.”
Ferguson holds offers from multiple schools, and said other schools standing out are, “Georgia, Florida, Bama, LSU, South Carolina, just teams of that nature.”
He will have a lot to work through before he narrows his list, which likely will not happen until the summertime. However, Ferguson knows what he is looking for in his recruitment.
In terms of major factors, he said, “Depth chart, playing time, and I know it will not be handed to me, but just wherever it is the best setup for me to come in and be able to do what I need to do. I would not say proximity to home is one. At the end of the day, wherever will be the best fit, I will take that, over staying close to home.”
One of these schools is going to get an elite offensive tackle prospect. Ferguson said of what kind of player he is, in his own words, “I would say I am a very competitive player. I love to win. From an individual standpoint, I love to dominate the man in front of me. I do not take any plays off. I try to make the man in front of me hate every play that he goes against me. I try to be a technician and not just overpower the man in front of me. I know when I get to the next level that is not going to happen so, I try to be a technician, and be the best I can be.”
Off the field, Ferguson said, “I am always going to be with my friends, enjoying each other’s company, and having a genuine time.”
Ferguson is rated as the 58th overall prospect, No. 11 offensive tackle, and the 7th highest-rated prospect in the state of Georgia for 2021, according to the 247 Sports Composite Rankings.
Matt Ray is the managing content editor for VR2. He founded VR2 in November of 2017. He is an FWAA Member and covers Tennessee prospects across the country from the Opening Regional Camp series to Under Armour All-American game and everything in between.