8th grade football player Justus Terry goes viral on social media
Before this week, not many college football fans had heard the name Justus Terry. That has changed with a Tuesday tweet that has now gone viral.
On Tuesday, Terry marked the end of eighth grade by tweeting, “After tonight’s workout I’m ready to start my freshman year at Manchester High School! 9th Grade I’m Coming.”
Terry, who lists himself at 6-5, 260 on his Twitter page, posted a shirtless photo with the tweet and Sports Twitter went wild as it made the rounds.
HE’S 6’5 AND 260 LBS GOING INTO HIGH SCHOOL AS A FRESHMAN 😳
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 28, 2021
Justus Terry is a 6’5″, 260 pound defensive end and he hasn’t even played high school football yet 😮 pic.twitter.com/GodlUkSupg
— The MMQB (@theMMQB) May 27, 2021
In November, Terry got the attention of recruiting analyst Chad Simmons.
— Jumaane Brawner (@blessedsa9) November 13, 2020
Terry has since added a workout clip on his Twitter page:
— Justus “Jay” Terry (@JustusTerry80) March 15, 2021
On Friday, he tweeted that he received offers from Western Kentucky, Eastern Kentucky and USC.
The 2025 recruiting cycle is a long way off but one would expect the rising Manchester (Georgia) freshman will be getting the attention of plenty of SEC coaching staffs.