February 7, 2013

NSD Quotebook: MSU coaches on QB Terry

EAST LANSING - In the first of an "In Their Own Words" series of articles profiling Michigan State's 2013 recruiting class on a position-by-position basis, SpartanMag.com provides the straight quotes from Michigan State coaches about the players they signed on National Signing Day .

Today, we profiled the quarterback position, with straight quotes from head coach Mark Dantonio and quarterbacks coach Dave Warner on MSU's lone QB signee for the 2013 recruiting class, Damion Terry of Erie (Pa.) Cathedral Prep.

Terry is listed as a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, which ranks him as the No. 10 player in Pennsylvania and the No. 16 pro-style quarterback in the country.

Terry is one of three members of the MSU recruiting class who are listed as four-star recruits by Rivals.com.


  • Terry (6-4, 220) broke nearly every school and District 10 single-season passing record while leading the Ramblers to a perfect 15-0 season in 2012, including the Class
    AAA championship and a No. 17 national ranking.

  • He completed 222-
    of-333 throws (.667) for 3,599 yards, 50 touchdowns and eight
    interceptions as a senior.

  • Terry also led his team
    in rushing as a senior with 123 carries for 699 yards (5.7 avg.) and 12

  • He accounted for 376 total yards and three TDs in a 24-14 win over Archbishop Wood in 2012 Class AAA Championship Game.

    Head Coach Mark Dantonio on Terry:

    "The quarterback we brought in, Damion Terry, is a a three year starter for Erie Prep, led them to the state championship. He was the AAA Pennsylvania Player of the Year offensively

    "We had him in camp, and he can spin it. Big guy, 6'4", 220 or so, so he's a guy that I think brings a certain amount of physicalness to the quarterback position.

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