Wadley, Ala.-—One of Auburn’s current verbal commitments still busy playing football is talented wide receiver Terrell Zachery. Alabama's career high school record holder for receiving yards, Zachery’s Wadley team will face Addison in the Class A semi-finals Friday night and he says that he’s looking forward to the game.
”This is the third time we’ve been to the semi-finals,” Zachery tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. “We know where we’re at. We’ve just got to go out and get the job done. Addison has a good offense and a good running game. They like to run the ball a lot.
”We’ve got to do it this time,” he adds. “We’ve got to get it done.”
Friday night Zachery had a game only few players can dream about. One week after breaking a state record, Zachery caught five passes for 157 yards and two touchdowns in a 53-36 victory over Cedar Bluff.
A standout on offense that night, Zachery’s most important play may have come on defense. Leading by just nine with a little over one minute remaining, Wadley was attempting to keep Cedar Bluff out of the end zone when Zachery made the play of the game. Stepping in front of a pass, he raced 102 yards for the game clinching score.
“We made a couple of big plays early in the game and just held on,” Zachery says. “It was a real big win.”
Zachery goes up high for the catch over the Cedar Bluff defender.
For the season Zachery has 57 receptions for 1,372 yards and 17 touchdowns. For his career he has 4,567 receiving yards, a huge total for a running back but even more extraordinary for a wide receiver. He says having the state record is something he’s extremely proud of.
“Anytime you break a record it’s exciting,” he says. “It’s a great experience and a great achievement.”
This past Saturday the 6-1, 180 Zachery was one of a large group of players on campus for the Iron Bowl game between Auburn and Alabama. In for an unofficial visit, Zachery says he enjoyed the game and the chance to talk with several future teammates.
“It was real fun,” he says. “It was a great game. It was real loud and a real good atmosphere. I had a chance to talk to just about all of the other commitments. I talked to them just to see how they’re doing this year. I talked to Neil (Neil Caudle of Spain Park) and we’re pretty good friends. That’s a big factor for me knowing that coming in I have a good relationship with the quarterback.”
A win this Friday would put Zachery and his team into the Class A championship game on Thursday in Birmingham at Legion Field against the winner of the Brantley-American Christian contest.