Word’s out on Central’s Terrell Chatman _lowres

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Central wide receiver Terrell Chatman

Central High wide receiver Terrell Chatman has committed to the University of Miami.

The 6-foot-3, 185-pounder participated in several notable camps this summer, including those at LSU and Mississippi State, and he received more than 10 scholarship offers before committing to the Hurricanes after visiting the school last weekend.

“He committed to them a few days ago, but his mother and our coaches wanted to make sure it was what was best,” Central assistant coach David Simoneaux said. “(Miami coaches) were impressed with his size, his speed and his ability to high point balls. Terrell still wants to make some visits to Arizona, Arizona State and TCU, and Miami told him they’re OK with that.”

Chatman also received offers from Georgia, Louisiana-Lafayette, Southern Miss and Wake Forest. He is listed as a three-star recruit by Rivals.com and is rated the No. 78 receiver prospect.

The addition of Chatman gives Miami 18 commitments, including three wide receivers. Chatman is being recruited by Miami wide receivers/national recruiting coordinator Brennan Carroll, the son of Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll.

As a junior, Chatman played in the shadow of Gary Triplett but made several crucial plays during the season, including two key catches in the Wildcats’ upset of traditional power West Monroe in the regional round of the Class 5A playoffs.

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