HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Hattiesburg senior Taytum Terrell signed a soccer scholarship with Troy University on Wednesday morning.
Despite tearing her ACL in September, Terrell was still very high on the Trojans’ list of recruits. Her Hattiesburg High career ends with 203 goals.
Taytum isn’t the first Terrell to go to the next level. Her older sister, Lachan, plays basketball at William Carey. Of course, their father Clemon played running back at Southern Miss in the 1980’s.
Dr. Clemon passed away last November – but Taytum knows he was smiling down at her on Wednesday morning.
“He would be so excited,” Terrell said. “He wasn’t here when I committed because I committed in March and he passed in November. But I know he’s very happy for me because he would always tell me, ‘There’s going to be someone coming and they’re going to want you and they’re not going to stop until they get you.’ And that’s what they did. It just made me think about him when I committed. I tell people all the time that when we were younger, we would get home and our dad would have cones laid out in the backyard. And we’d look – ‘Ah man, we gotta do agility drills, we gotta do soccer drills.’ We didn’t get burnt out, it motivated us to do better.”