Kennedy High’s Jermaine Terry II to enroll in college early rather than play postponed senior season

Kennedy High star TE Jermaine Terry commits to Cal
Jermaine Terry III posted this image (shown partially) on Twitter along with an announcement that he had committed to playing for the Cal Bears next year.

CIF’s announcement Monday that high school sports will be postponed till at least December or January due to the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted elite athletes to make the difficult decision of whether to play their delayed senior season or shift focus to their college careers.

One of them is Kennedy High star tight end Jermaine Terry II, who made an announcement on the matter Monday.

“The nation’s seventh-rated tight end announced on Twitter he will enroll early at California as planned,” Zack Poff wrote at

The report identified seven California top players making the decision to forgo their senior season, with several of the student-athletes specifying they plan to enroll in college in January rather than play in the spring.

“Expect to see more announcements in the coming weeks,” Poff wrote.

Terry is set to play for the Cal Bears next fall. A star on the field and also in the classroom, Terry had received two dozen offers from some of the best football colleges in the country.

In a Standard report, Kennedy High Head Coach Greg Marshall described Terry as a mature and humble leader. Last year, Terry was honored as a US Bank Inspirational Athlete and also with a proclamation by Richmond City Council.