Highly sought after offensive line prospect Terrence Ferguson, 6-foot-4 and 300 pounds, from Fort Valley (Ga.) Peach County High School posted on Twitter earlier Tuesday that he will announce his commitment on Sunday afternoon.
According to Chad Simmons with Rivals the final four schools Ferguson is considering committing to are FSU, Georgia, Alabama and Arkansas. Rivals has the athletic big man rated as the 8th-best offensive tackle prospect in the nation for 2021 and the fifth-best overall player in Georgia and the 43rd-best overall prospect regardless of position.
Ferguson plays offensive tackle for Peach County but some recruiting pundits including the Osceola’s Charles Fishbein see Ferguson more suited as a guard at the major college level. In fact, 247Sports has Ferguson ranked as a four-star prospect and also has him ranked as the second-best offensive guard prospect in the country and the fifth-best overall prospect from Georgia.
Earlier this summer Osceola Football Analyst Mark Salva, Recruiting Analyst Charles Fishbein and I evaluated Ferguson’s junior highlight tape. Our thoughts are below:
Salva on Ferguson: “He’s got good size. He plays in a good league up there in Fort Valley, so he’s got some good competition he is going against … He has really good feet, athletic and natural short-stepper… He’s got a solid core … He’s got a powerful mid-core but you couple that with really good foot speed and you’ve really got something to work with. His ability to stay (engaged) with smaller guys when they change directions speaks to his athletic ability … He’s a little upright in his stance but that is something you can work with. He looks like he has some pretty long arms and he has natural inside hands … He is an athletic, big guy, he has really good balance, really good foot speed, really good hands … I think you have a lot to work with here. This is a guy that I think can play a lot of positions (on the offensive line) … I think he might make a really good center… He is a powerful football player.”
Fishbein on Ferguson: “Wide body … Will be able to put on the necessary weight to play at the next level. He has some athletic ability. You would like for him to have a little more lateral quickness if Ferguson is going to stick to OT. He can become a very good guard. He is well coached. His technique is pretty good. Feel he is a prospect that with a redshirt season could start by year two.”
Burnham on Ferguson: “I thought he was a guy that might be able to move up and down the offensive line. He is athletic, he has really good strength in his upper body. I think he plays with tremendous effort … He likes to finish people off … You can really see his natural athleticism when he lines up on defense … You can see his natural ability to move, where he tries to be a little more technical on the offensive side of the ball … He looks like he is trying to do what he is coached to do.”