Introducing: Terry Juniel
Terry Juniel
Southwest Recruiting Analyst
Posted Mar 31, 2013
Jason Jewell


Q & A with Surprise (Ariz.) Valley Vista wide receiver

FoxSportsNext: What were your stats/honors from last season?
Terry Juniel: "55 receptions for 926 yards and 13 receiving TDs. I made All state honorable mention, 1st team all-section receiver and all-section honorable mention cornerback."

What is your official height and weight?
"5-10, 165 lbs."

What is your greatest football memory?
"My greatest football memory would have to be the 2012 playoff game against #2 Desert Ridge. We were attempting to make a comeback, and Dalvin Richardson was rushed and threw a jump ball. I was double covered during the play by the cornerback and free safety. I saw the ball coming my way and leaped into the air for it up and over both defenders. Knowing I had two defenders on me, as soon as I touched the floor, I immediately made a move, causing both defenders to bump into each other, leaving me untouched to score the teams only touchdown in the game."

What are your goals for the upcoming season?
"My ultimate upcoming season goal is to obtain a division 1 college scholarship. But my in season goals are to receive the ball for 1,500+ yards, 20+ touchdowns, 500+ kick return yards and 10+ interceptions. And of course to lead my team to it's first school football state championship."

How are you preparing for the upcoming season? Will you attend any camps this summer?
"I am currently working out with my receiver coach, while lifting in my off time, when I don't have practice for football or basketball."

What aspect of your game have you really worked hard to improve? What area would you like to keep improving on?
"I would like to improve on my route running and my overall speed."

Who are some of your teammates that people need to watch out for?
"Elmondo McCoy is a corner who has been working to be a top defender in state. Andrew Arrellanes will be the starting quarterback for the 2013 season who we are leaning on to deliver good balls to not only me, but the rest of my teammates."

Name one teammate you really respect and why?
"I respect Jason Moore, he's a hardworking athlete who only wants what is best for the team. He is the only athlete I know who isn't self centered. He looks to help out not only on the field, but off the field and in the community."

What are your goals regarding playing football in college?
"My goal is to not just get to a division one school, but my goal is to start on offense and be a factor in my team's success."

Who is currently recruiting you? Do you have any offers yet?
"I currently have no offers."

Would you consider staying in state to play in college?
"If possible, I would love to stay in state to play football."

What would your top 5 college choices be?
"Oregon, Oregon State, U of A, Western States Colorado, Oklahoma State."

Who is the best player you ever played against? Why?
"Kendyl Taylor from Hamilton who currently attends the University of Washington. He was a receiver who ran crisp, clean routes! I admire his offensive abilities and how he was able to control the game through his performance."

Name one opponent who you really respect and why?
"I really respect Millennium High School. Not only are they a talented football team, but they are also well mannered. They're a respectable program that plays the game the way it is supposed to be played, and they don't use dirty tactics to win ball games."

What other sports do you play?
"I also am a basketball point guard."

What are your best max lifts in the bench, squat, power clean and 40 yard dash?
"Bench : 225, Squat : 400, Clean : 225, 40 yard dash 4.5."

How do you think your coach would describe you as a player?
"An all around athlete. I am able to fulfill any position that is lacking throughout the period of play. I am hardworking and dedicated. But also hard on myself when a mistake is made."

What are your strengths and weaknesses as a player?
"My strength and weakness is the way I'm hard on myself if I make a mistake. Growing up, my father who was also my coach expected me to be perfect, and when I wasn't he made sure I knew of it. So now that he isn't out there, I am hard on myself because I know he would accept it if I wasn't. But there are time where it is a good thing because I'll get upset which tends to pump me up more and I'll make a number of big plays throughout the game. On the other hand, it's bad because if the mistake is bad enough, I start to fear that I'll make the mistake again and will over think things throughout the game and I will no longer be playing up to my full potential."

Who is your favorite athlete and why?
"My favorite athletes are Nate Robinson and Wes Welker because they are proof that you don't always have to be the tallest player in the game to make it to the next level."

What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?
"The best advice I ever received was from my coach, Ross Crow, and his advice was to have a short term memory. Whether the last play was good or bad, let it go. The only play that matters is the current one!"

Tell us what can we expect from your team this season?
"You can expect my team to compete every game. We are a team who doesn't let up no matter the score, whether we're up 30 or down 30, we will continue to work to our full ability until the game is over. You can also expect me to lead my team to a playoff appearance for the schools 3 year in a row."

What position do you think you will play in college?
"I believe I will most likely be a Slot Receiver, scat back, or free safety in college."

What can a college program expect from you as a player?
"A college program, along with any program can expect me to work to my full ability on and off the field! I will compete until I'm no longer able to. My 'I'm the best there is' attitude forces me to push myself to be the top athlete I can be."

What is your GPA and SAT/ACT score?
"My GPA is a 3.417 and I have not taken my SAT or ACT."

What will the main factors be when you choose a school?
"The main factors involved in my school decision is the scholarships and the schools top fields to major in."



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