Breaking News: Terrell To Play At Osbourn

Gameday has learned that 4-Star Prospect Dominique Terrell has moved, and will play for the Osbourn Eagles in 2010. Terrell has received 16 scholarship offers from major college football programs after leading Osbourn Park to the Regional Championship game in 2009.
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Dominique Terrell will be joining the Osbourn Eagles starting Monday for training camp, and should make Osbourn the favorite to win the Cedar Run District this fall.
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MANASSAS, VA - The 2010 football season is hours from beginning for the Osbourn Eagles, and it is safe to say it has already started with a bang. Gameday has learned that 4-Star prospect Dominique Terrell has moved into Manassas with his family and will be playing football at Osbourn High School this fall.

"We learned this week that Dominique and his family were moving into our school district," said Osbourn head coach Steve Schultze. "We couldn't be happier to welcome him and his family to our school and football program."

Schultze, who has built the Osbourn program into a perennial state title contender over the past few years, will now have one of the state's most explosive players to draw up plays for.

Terrell played at Osbourn Park last year, leading them to the Regional Championship game against Battlefield. He's ranked as the 5th best prospect in the state of Virginia by, and has already received 16 scholarship offers. UCLA, Virginia Tech, Virginia, Auburn, Miami (FL), LSU, and Tennessee are just a few of the top notch programs that have extended an offer to Terrell.

"Dominique is a game breaker," said Schultze. "He was by far the best player we had to defend against last season, and every time he touches the ball, you hold your breathe. It will be nice to know he's on our sideline this year."

Getting Terrell touches will be the key for the Eagles. Osbourn runs the Single Wing, and will also line up in the spread offensively. Terrell played primarily out of the shotgun at Osbourn Park, and touched the ball on nearly every play.

"We have several players who we need to get the ball to, including seniors Timmy Keith and Lucky Whitehead," said Schultze. "We also have a guy in Cory Nelson who has worked really hard at quarterback, and he's going to really help us this fall too. But obviously, when you have a talent like Dominique, you have to get him the football, and that's what we will be working on starting the first day of training camp."

Osbourn was already expected to contend for a state playoff bid this fall, but with Terrell moving into the program, those expectations are surely going to rise. The Eagles have the most experienced team returning in the Cedar Run District, and Terrell gives them the big play threat that every opposing team fears.

As for Osbourn Park, the Yellow Jackets must now focus on filling the void left by Terrell, a player they built their entire offense around in 2009. With the talented Gary Jackson returning in the backfield, Osbourn Park may turn to him to mitigate the loss of Terrell.

The move for Terrell to Osbourn was a family decision based more on what was best for the Terrell family, as opposed to the football aspect for Dominique. They moved into Osbourn's school district, thus the reason for the change in schools.

That being said, Terrell will definitely be joining a great football program at Osbourn, and he will make the Eagles even more of a state championship contender in 2010.