Guyer defensive end/middle linebacker Blake Terry has had his offer from Kentucky to play football revoked. He was informed on Sunday via telephone by his recruiting coach Larry Brinson.
Terry, who started at outside linebacker for Guyer as a sophomore and at middle linebacker as a junior, was moved to defensive end for his senior season. He was moved back to middle linebacker for the regular season finale against Southlake Carroll due to a Josh Allen injury. Since his return to his favorite position four games ago, Terry has been lights out for the Wildcats.
In those four games, the 6-1, 230-pound senior who was recruited as a linebacker, has compiled 48 tackles with nine behind the line of scrimmage. He’s also had two sacks, a forced fumble and an interception. He had 20 tackles in Guyer’s playoff win over Marcus.
Before the move, he had 49 tackles with 14 behind the line, two sacks and 12 QB hurries from his defensive end position.
But on Sunday, he fell victim to the cruel game of college recruiting.
“I’m just a little upset,” Terry said. “If you make a commitment somewhere and they pull it basically they weren’t committed to you as much as you are to them. I know, being a good athlete, something is bound to come through. God has blessed me somehow. I have bigger things to worry about now and playing for my team right now.
“I was committed. I didn’t talk to anyone but them. I let everyone know my options were closed. I was solid. But I guess they weren’t as solid as me. I have to move on and pray about it and see what comes my way.”
Before he committed to Kentucky on June 22, he also had standing offers from Sam Houston State, UT-San Antonio, Louisiana-Monroe and Colorado State. Now he’s back on the “open market”, and Terry is anxious for another shot and possibly a chance down the road to prove to Kentucky that they made a mistake.
“I’d be more than happy to play in the SEC and play for a team that plays them and line up against them and show them that they made a huge mistake,” he said. “I just want to play somewhere and have them know they should’ve never let me go.”