Terrell, 6'1, 240, attended Louisville's spring game Friday night with his father and said he decided to commit to the Cardinals because he felt comfortable with Charlie Strong's program during his visit.
"I loved Louisville," Terrell told InsideTheVille.com. "I just really liked the visit to Louisville. It's a great place. I felt real comfortable there and Coach Strong and the other coaches are real cool. They're very upfront and it just felt like a real good place to be. It felt like home."
After returning to Alabama, Terrell talked things over with his parents and decided to call Louisville to tell them to hold a spot in their 2011 recruiting class.
Terrell also had good things to say about Louisville's spring game.
"It was great seeing those guys go head to head," Terrell said. "I love the intensity they played with. We got there about five minutes after it started but it was a great trip."
As a junior, Terrell made 125 tackles, 12 sacks and forced two fumbles. He also rushed for 200 yards on 32 carries on offense. He projects as a middle linebacker at the next level.
Terrell said Louisville was his only offer. "I plan on going to a couple camps this summer and tuning up my skills," Terrell said. Terrell said he also intends to visit Louisville again this summer.
Alabama, Auburn, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Vanderbilt were also showing recruiting interest. Terrell attended junior days at Auburn and Mississippi this spring.