Thursday, September 10, 2009

'When he puts his hands on you, he's got you.'

The good thing about talking to high school coaches are the stories they can tell. Take Roman Kelley, who coaches South Brunswick High down east in Southport. I called him to check out several players I’d heard of and he started filling me in on junior Terrell Stanley, whom I hadn’t.

Stanley is special in part because of the genes passed down by dad George, a deputy sheriff.

“He doesn’t need a taser to bring you in, and the kids down here all know it,” Kelley said a few minutes ago. “When he puts his hands on you, he’s got you. He’s that strong.”

Son Terrell, who is already 6-foot-3 and 245 pounds, has the potential to be a good one.

Right now, he also plays offensive line because Kelley needs his strength there, but his main position is DT, where he’ll likely play in college. He already runs a 4.9-second 40, and will participate in track next spring in order to improve that.

“He also plays basketball, baseball; he’s a great athlete,” Kelley said. “He’s already got the height, and extra-long arms. And his tenacity is something; he hates to lose, whether it’s ping-pong, tic-tac-toe, anything.”

While Stanley has no offers yet, Kelley said, “The sky’s the limit for him.”

--Stan Olson


Anonymous said...

seems like a good Tarheel. Come play with the big boys in blue, Mr. T!

Anonymous said...

Don't fall for that shit. Go to Bama where the real men play! The Tarholes suck and always will. 8 and 5 is about as big as it gets there.

Anonymous said...

I have no dog in this fight, but the SEC is a man's league. If you want to be a player at the next level, you better go find a place with one of the SEC teams. Unless you are headed west to the Big 12, there is nowhere on the East coast that compares.