Playing in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl is something that seemed so foreign to those around Jasper (Texas) four-star center Terrell Cuney as recently as a few months ago.
Texas commit Terrell Cuney has accepted an invitation to the 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. He is committed to the University of Texas.
“I was watching the game this year with my mom, and I told her that I was going to be playing in it next year,” Cuney said. “She kind of looked at me and said, 'That's good. Just keep working.'”
Cuney has worked hard to put himself in a position to be one of the most highly-touted line prospects in the Southwest. The hard work has also produced the kind of results that allowed him to deliver the good news to his mother that he will indeed be playing in the 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
The 6-foot-3, 260-pound Texas Longhorn commit has accepted his invite to the annual contest that will once again be played in January at the Alamodome in San Antonio.
“This means the world to me,” Cuney said. “This is something I've wanted for a long time and it's a huge honor.”
The excitement for Cuney isn't just in achieving a goal. He's excited to showcase his skills on national television while representing his school and small hometown (population of just over 8,200) that's produced current NFL players Red Bryant (Seattle Seahawks) and Sean Weatherspoon (Atlanta Falcons).
“Everything I do isn't just for me because I always do it for my friends, my family and my town,” Cuney said. “I know I'm going to have some good support. Since I committed to Texas I've felt like the King of Jasper, so I'm sure there will be a few people watching.”
Cuney is part of a talented contingent from the Lone Star state that will make up the West roster. Five-star LSU commit Edward Paris (Mansfield, Texas/Timberview) and Top247 members Solomon Thomas (Coppell, Texas), Jamal Adams (Carrollton, Texas/Lewisville Hebron), Brandon Simmons (Mansfield, Texas/Timberview), KD Cannon (Mount Pleasant, Texas) and Demetrius Knox (Fort Worth, Texas/All Saints Episcopal) are all set to play in the upcoming edition of the game.
“I work hard so I can have a chance to compete with those guys and test myself,” Cuney said. “I want to play against the best to see where I stand. There are some great athletes playing in this game and I'm excited to see what I can do against them.”
Cuney committed to Texas over the weekend. He plans on honoring that commitment and he'll be representing the Longhorns in San Antonio.
“When you just go up to people and tell them 'Hook 'Em' they know what you're talking about,” Cuney said. “I've been saying it a lot recently.”