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Terrance West's NFL draft diary (April 6)

The Baltimore Sun

Editor's note: Towson junior running back Terrance West declared early for the NFL draft after setting school records with 4,584 rushing yards and 86 touchdowns. The 5-foot-9, 223-pound Baltimore native is not enrolled at Towson this semester as he pursues the NFL and is sharing his draft experiences with Baltimore Sun reporter Aaron Wilson. At the NFL scouting combine, West, who’s on Twitter @TWest28, delivered a strong performance as he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.54 seconds with a 33.5-inch vertical leap and caught the football smoothly in drills. West had formal meetings with 13 NFL teams, including the Ravens and Cleveland Browns. This is the ninth in an occasional series leading up to the draft in May.

My Pro Day is Monday afternoon at Towson. It’s another day to play football, which is something I love to do.

It’s going to be amazing. I talked to some of my old teammates, and they’re going to be there watching. I can’t wait to go out there and perform and show the younger guys that hard work pays off and show the teams (15 to 20 NFL teams expected to attend) what I can do. Being around all the coaches from Towson is going to be great.

I’m just going to catch passes and do running back drills, that’s about it. I want to show the teams that I can catch the ball, that I’m versatile. I can not only run the ball, but I can also catch the ball.

The visit with the Titans last week was excellent. It felt like home. I had a great talk with their running backs coach [Sylvester Croom]. Nashville is a beautiful city.

The Titans released Chris Johnson, so they’re looking for a running back. I feel good about the Titans.


The Arizona Cardinals running backs coach [Stump Mitchell] came down here to see me and spend the day with me. It was awesome. We had a good time. We knew some of the same people.


I have a busy couple of weeks coming up. I’ve got seven upcoming visits and workouts scheduled.


I’ve been hanging out with my family and working out and getting ready for everything. I went to the Orioles game on Opening Day. I saw a few Ravens guys that were there, [former Ravens defensive lineman] Arthur Jones and Chykie Brown. That was a lot of fun.

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