EAST LANSING, Mich. Quarterback Damion Terry gave Michigan State something to build its 2013 football recruiting class around.
Terry threw for 3,599 yards and 50 touchdowns, and ran for 700 yards and another 12 touchdowns to lead Erie (Pa.) Cathedral Prep to a 15-0 record and a state championship. He is, according to Scout.com, the No. 9 quarterback in the country and one four four-star recruits in a class that Scout.com rates as No. 6 in the Big Ten.
The Spartans received 14 of their 18 commitments since April 16, 2012, the day Terry committed to Coach Mark Dantonio. At that point, Michigan State had another recruiter one who could influence his peers.
I talked to everybody I could after that, Terry said in a Friday phone interview. I talked to Jay Harris, a wide receiver and a Pennsylvania guy like me. I talked to Devyn (Salmon). And I got real close to Gerald Holmes, too. But he was the first commitment in our class.
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