Terrell to transfer from Osbourn Park to Osbourn

By Jason Mackey
Special to The Washington Post
Sunday, August 1, 2010; 6:00 PM

Dominique Terrell will transfer from Osbourn Park to Osbourn High School, Osbourn Coach Steve Schultze confirmed on Sunday morning. Considered one of Virginia's top football recruits, Terrell will be in uniform when camp opens on Monday, the result of a family move to the City of Manassas.

A quarterback also viewed as a potential receiver and/or defensive back, Terrell holds more than a dozen Division I offers, with Virginia Tech, West Virginia, LSU, Miami (Fla.) and Texas Tech considered his top five.

"We're ecstatic about having a Division I athlete who's being heavily recruited as a part of our program," Schultze said. "We're also excited about getting such a quality young man and tremendous football player."

A message left with Terrell's mother Tina wasn't immediately returned, but, according to Schultze, Terrell was at Osbourn on Friday to register for fall classes.

At Osbourn Park last fall, Terrell led the Yellow Jackets to a 10-3 record and a berth in the Virginia AAA Northwest Region Division 6 championship game, where they suffered a 32-27 loss to Battlefield.

In 11 contests -- Terrell missed two games with an ankle injury -- the honorable mention All-Met ran 153 times for 1,105 yards and seven touchdowns. He also completed 44 of his 101 passes for 691 yards with six touchdowns and five interceptions.

Terrell will provide a significant upgrade under center for Osbourn, playing a position that has been home to some of the area's best athletes during Schultze's tenure. Brandon Hogan (West Virginia) and Jerell McFadden (Indiana University of Pa.) -- both named first team All-Met -- are two of the most recent players Schultze has counted on not necessarily to throw 40 yards downfield but to execute his offense as an athlete playing quarterback.

"Dominique Terrell is definitely that great athlete who can throw and run . . . and someone that we want to keep the ball in his hands," said Schultze, who led Osbourn (9-4) to a region final for the fourth time in the past five season. "As a coach, you're going to get a kid like Dominique Terrell the ball as much as you can."

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