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Recruiting on the South Plains | DE Terrell Hartsfield

Position: DE
Ht: 6'3" | Wt: 245 lbs | Forty: 4.60
JUCO: Copiah-Lincoln C.C. (Wesson, MS)
DTN Profile
Video: Clip 1 | Clip 2 | Clip 3
Rivals N/R | Scout N/R
ESPN N/R | 24/7 Sports N/R
Cumulative Ranking: INC

Texas Tech

This has been a long-time coming for what was a tall lanky linebacker at 6-3/215 when he initially committed to Texas Tech, twice previously. In 2010, Hartsfield committed after high school, but didn't qualify and spent a year at Hargrave Military Academy. Then, in 2011, he re-committed after his year at Hargrave, but again, he didn't have the grades and attended Copiah-Lincoln C.C. Now, after spending last year at Copiah-Lincoln, Hartsfield will hopefully become part of the 2013 class. The first two video clips are old, from high school, but the third clip are highlights from Copiah-Lincoln's 2011 season. I've embedded the video after the jump.

That is perseverance and I applaud Hartsfield for sticking with it. College athletics is littered with players that just give up after prep school or JUCO, but Hartsfield stuck with it. I also have to applaud Texas Tech, and probably Robert Prunty, who told him that if he continues his path, he'll make sure and have a scholarship available.

Now, Hartsfield is a 6-3/245 defensive end and he's grown into the player that a lot of people thought he would be coming out of high school. It's strange in that Hartsfield talent ranges from a 4-star player with Rivals to a 2-star player with Scout. I've left the rankings as not rated (N/R) for now as most of the rankings are based off of his high school or prep school career.


Last year for Copiah-Lincoln, Hartsfield had 67 tackles and 8 sacks in just 9 games. That garnered Hartsfield MACJC All State honors. We'll get to his teammate, Jerrell Jordan later, but they are the bookend defensive ends for Copiah-Lincoln and had 105 tackles together and 12.5 sacks.

More after the jump.

The Player Speaks

Nothing just yet.

Scouting Report

Based on what Hartsfield was and what he's grown to be, he's actually more mature than his teammates, although he was a freshman last year. Having a year at Hargrave had to help and is probably one of the reasons why he did so well as a freshman at Copiah-Lincoln. I did find highlights of the 2011 season for the Wolfpack and Hartsfield is #30. You can see that he is no longer lanky or small. He's a good sized defensive end, he gets nice push, stays in his lane. You can see some sacks around the 4 minute mark and please sign me up for #2, that kid can pick off some passes.


Terrell, welcome to Texas Tech and Git Your Guns Up!

The 2013 Class

Starting to round into shape. There are some updates that I need to make to some of these profiles, namely on Rivals and Scout, they updated some rankings for players (Rivals: Justis Nelson, Caleb Woodward, Jalen Rhodes, Davis Webb | Scout: Stormy Butler, Maurice Chandler, Darren Dotson, Dakorey Johnson, Davis Webb). I haven't done that yet, but will do so as soon as possible.

Position Commitment Ht/Wt School/State Cumulative Ranking
QB Davis Webb 6-4/195 Prosper (Prosper, TX) 70.81
RB Jalen Rhodes 5-9/175 Rowlett (Rowlett, TX) INC
WR Devin Lauderdale 5-11/170 Bellaire (Houston, TX) 84.10
WR Dylan Cantrell 6-3/202 Whitehouse (Whitehouse, TX) 73.90
TE - - - -
OG Baylen Brown 6-4/295 O'Connor (Helotes, TX) 71.14
OL Maurice Porter 6-5/290 Fort Bend Marshall (Missouri City, TX) 74.86
DE Terrell Hartsfield 6-3/245 Copiah-Lincoln C.C. (Wesson, MS) INC
DE Jerrell Jordan 6-3/225 Copiah-Lincoln C.C. (Wesson, MS) INC
LB Dakorey Johnson 6-3/200 Trinity Valley C.C. (Athens, TX) INC
CB Will Barrow 5-10/160 Skyline (Dallas, TX) 70.62
DB Stormy Butler 6-1/195 College of Sequoias (Visalia, CA) 67.42
DB Darren Dotson 6-1/195 College of Sequoias (Visalia, CA) 73.83
DB Maurice Chandler 6-0/180 Lawton (Lawton, OK) INC
ATH Justis Nelson 6-2/180 Dallas Christian (Mesquite ,TX) INC
ATH Caleb Woodward 6-1/190 Leander (Leander ,TX) INC
Averages 73.33