The Rundown
Terrelle Pryor
National Recruiting Editor
Posted Sep 30, 2007


"I like the coaches at Ohio State a lot," Terrelle Pryor said. "I talk with them a lot and we're really close. I really like (quarterback) coach Joe Daniels. He says they'd switch the system to make it fit me like they did with Troy Smith. They have a great offense and are having a really good season." Pryor officially visits Ohio State on Nov. 3 when the Buckeyes take on Wisconsin.

Terrelle Pryor, the 6-foot-6, 210-pound five-star quarterback from Jeannette, Pa., continues to favor the same six schools.

Although Pryor, who has over 80 scholarship offers, still denies a leader, he favors Ohio State, West Virginia, Florida, Tennessee, Penn State and Texas. He will be taking an official visit to Ohio State on Nov. 3 when the Buckeyes take on Wisconsin.

"I like the coaches at Ohio State a lot," Pryor said. "I talk with them a lot and we're really close. I really like (quarterback) coach Joe Daniels. He says they'd switch the system to make it fit me like they did with Troy Smith. They have a great offense and are having a really good season."

Pryor is ranked as the No. 1 quarterback in the country by Scout.com, however, some schools are also recruiting him as a wide receiver. "I'm only looking at schools that want me as a quarterback," he said. "That's why these are my top six. They all say I'll play quarterback.

"I really love the spread offense that West Virginia runs," he said. "They also have really good tradition, especially at quarterback. You can't not consider them. I love how they use their quarterbacks and how they like to air it out."

Pryor has often been compared to Vince Young, so it's not surprising that the Longhorns made his short list. "I liked how they used Vince and they have a great offense," he said. "They really stand out because of their coaches too. They all seem like good guys and it seems like a place I might like.

"I just want to make sure I'm comfortable and really want to get to know all the coaches and feel like they'll use me well," Pryor said. "All these schools are even right now. It was tough enough narrowing it down to six."

Growing up Pryor says he never followed a specific team and was just a big football fan. "I just liked watching any game that was on," he said. "I watched football all the time."

One game that Pryor caught yesterday was Florida's upset loss to Auburn. "That was really surprising," he said. "I didn't think they were gonna lose that one, but things happen. I'm sure Florida will regroup and finish strong. They did the same thing last year."

Another SEC program that Pryor is considering is Tennessee. "The fan support there is just amazing," he said. "The stadium is huge and they go crazy there."

Penn State is only about two hours from Pryor's house, but he insists that distance from home will not be a factor.

Jeannette is off to a perfect 5-0 start and Pryor has already passed for about 680 yards, five touchdowns and two interceptions. He says he's completed about 30 of 40 passes. On the ground Pryor has amassed an additional 400 yards for nine touchdowns. "I have a great vision and can use my athleticism if I have to. I move well and am really athletic," he said. "But you're never perfect and every time I step onto the field I'm try to getting better and better."

Pryor is also being recruited for basketball. He plays guard for Jeannette and finished last year averaging 21 points, 12 rebounds, seven assists and four blocks per game. "I'd like to try and do both sports in college, but we'll see."

He reports a 3.1 core GPA and says he's taking the SAT in October.



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