2014 Intro: Terence Ricks

2014 Intro: Terence Ricks

Terence Ricks had a big junior season. Over the past few months, the Chesapeake (Va.) Western Branch linebacker's stock has started to rise.

Last fall, Terence Ricks had a breakout season Recently, he picked up his first scholarship offer.

"I got my first offer last Tuesday from Virginia Tech," said Ricks. "I'm also hearing from Duke, East Carolina and UVA. Wake Forest has also been by my school."

The 6-foot-2, 210-pound Ricks did not expect the offer.

"My coach told me about the offer," he said. "It was kind of a surprise, but I've worked so hard and felt like I earned it. I was overwhelmed – very excited that Virginia Tech was my first offer because it's a D1 school and that's what I was looking for."

Ricks said Hokies' have impressed him.

"I just like the way they play football and I like the coaches," he said. "They have really good coaches."

The Bruins' standout also said he would like to hear from Clemson, North Carolina, Pittsburgh, and Rutgers.

Over the next several months, Ricks will take some visits.

"I'm going to East Carolina's junior day in February," said. Ricks. "I'm also thinking about going to junior days or spring practices at Duke, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, and UVA."

Ricks finished his junior season with 26 carries for 292 yards and four touchdowns on offense. Defensively, he had 40 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, 15 sacks, two forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery.

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