Terry McLaurin had to wait his turn, and patiently, he did.
"This was my first full season of varsity ball starting the entire season," the Indianapolis Cathedral junior wide receiver said. "Last year I didn't start until the playoffs because of our heavily lead senior group at Cathedral. This year I got my chance and wanted to make the most of it."
He did just that earning 4A junior All-State honors and breaking two 4A title game records with a 66-yard punt return and a 79 yard touchdown reception. In total, he finished the year with 820 receiving yards on 33 receptions, 12 touchdowns through the air, two more rushing and two on punt returns.
Now the 6'0, 175-lb prospect, who reports a 4.45 in the forty yard dash, is looking to turn that production into college recruiting attention.
"I didn't visit any schools during the year or last summer because I didn't have a lot of film from my sophomore year," he explained. "I did attend the NUC 5-star camp where I placed second overall in receivers and 14th in the entire camp as a sophomore at a junior camp."
Early on, interest has come from Akron, Ball State, Cincinnati, Indiana, Michigan State and Mississippi State. He hopes the number of schools contacting him will increase as he hits the camp circuit this year.
"I am attending the Nike Sparq camp on February 16th then camping at the Best of the Midwest Combine here in Indiana on February 18th. I am also planning to camp at Indiana, Louisville, Michigan, Michigan State, Cincinnati and possibly a couple others."
As he moves through the process, McLaurin hopes to hear from Ohio State and Purdue in addition to the schools mentioned, all leading towards potential scholarship offers.
"I mainly just want to continue to work hard and have my stock rise this upcoming off-season after I have attended these camps. I wanted to make the most of my opportunities this year and I feel I have put myself in a good situation to have a strong circuit."