A star at powerhouse Brookwood High School in Snellville, a city just outside the Atlanta metro area, Terence Davis has proven himself to be one of the best athletes in the state of Georgia. A versatile athlete who has played free safety and wide receiver for the Brookwood Broncos, Davis will take the helm at quarterback this season as perhaps school’s best athlete.
“This year, I’ll be at quarterback,” Davis said Wednesday evening. “I played there a while ago in New York, but it’s my first time here at [Brookwood] high school. I’ve always played wide receiver and free safety but they needed someone to step up and play quarterback so I’m doing that.”
Coming off of a 9-2 2006 campaign where the Broncos lost in the 2nd round of the playoffs, the back-to-back 5-A regional champion Brookwood squad hopes to rebound with a run deep into the playoffs this season. “The team and I, we’re overly excited,” Davis noted. “We’ve got a lot to look forward to this year. We’ve got a few people out this year, but we can’t pay attention to that. We’re going into the season with heart, character, and somewhat of a chip on our shoulder. All it is really is motivation. I know this will be one of the best seasons we’ve ever had here.”
Davis, who caught 7 passes for 124-yards and 2 touchdowns in an offense that does not throw often, was somewhat under the radar prior to the Wake Forest camp as he did not get to display his talents often at wide receiver a year ago. Syracuse, from his original home state of New York, and Troy had offered. However, after camping at Wake Forest, the Demon Deacon staff fell in love with Davis and offered him immediately.
“Well before Wake Forest, I had Syracuse and Troy offer but once I heard [Wake Forest was] offering, I couldn’t pass it up. It was the best of both worlds. It’s the education and athletics. I have a great chance to go on and succeed both ways, academically and athletically. The campus is beautiful with the brick campus. It has great places to eat and it’s really the paradise of college life. The student-teacher ratio is real good and it’s one of best schools in the country.”
Davis, who was recruited by Coach Jeff Mullen, plans to visit for several games this season. “I’m going to try to go to 1-2 games this year at home and bring the family up with me and experience a college football game,” he noted. “I’ve actually never been to a college football game so I’m really looking forward to that.”