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Area football players choose GLIAC schools

Ferris State and Davenport sign local talent
Posted at 9:15 PM, Feb 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-03 23:01:01-05
Area players choose GLIAC schools

Wednesday was a banner day for the wing-t offense.

Zeeland West quarterback Carson Gulker signed a national letter of intent to play at Ferris State.

"I am just excited to be able to throw it even more now," Gulker said. "Obviously I've already had to run it a lot but just the opportunity to throw is really exciting."

Playing in the run heavy, wing-t offense, Gulker showed the ability to throw the ball well in the few chances he got each game.

Evaluating a signal caller in that offense can be difficult.

Ferris State head coach Tony Annese relied on his relationship with longtime Dux head coach John Shillito.

"Coach Shillito made the statement that Carson Gulker is the best football player he has ever coached," Annese said. "Him saying that is saying a lot because he has coached a lot of games and a lot of great football players so that was something that I was very impressed by."

Gulker said he knew quickly after stepping on campus in Big Rapids that it was where he wanted to play college football.

"Just super excited," Gulker said. "I've been waiting for this day, counting down every single day for the last month. I am just excited for the next opportunity that I have."

Staying in the GLIAC, Grandville running back Camron Terry, also a product of the wing-t in high school, made it official on Wednesday signing with Davenport University.

"The journey to get to this point has been crazy from when I started playing North Park football in the inner city," Terry said. "Just to get to this point and really accomplish what I've set out to do, it feels amazing."

Terry will now play for Davenport head coach Sparky McEwen at the next level.

McEwen coached Terry's dad, Drew, in high school at Creston in the late 1990's.

"I never even told his dad this, but they are a spitting image, they run so much alike," McEwen said. "He is like his dad and his dad went and had success in a spread type offense so I am excited about Cam because he is committed to the process and he is going to come here and he is going to impact our team right away."

And Cam has gotten some insight from his dad about playing for McEwen.

"The stories he told me are crazy," Cam said. "But he said he is a real good guy, he'll work you hard for sure."