After watching the ceremony and taking in the whole campus, this 6’2”, 220 pound running back went home and decided that his time was now.
While Dexter had originally planned to take his time with his recruitment, he decided today to pledge his commitment to Les Miles and the Tigers.
We caught up with Dexter after his announcement today in his gym at Navasota High School, and found out why he made his decision.
“I chose LSU mainly because of the facilities they have there and the help they give the athletes, as far as study-wise and things like that,” Pratt explained. “Also, they just won a championship, and did before in 2003. I also have a friend on the team, Terrance Tolliver, who got three rings his freshmen year, so I thought that was really exciting.”
Dexter also said one of the main factors in his decision was the ability to be able to compete for the running back position, which set them apart from other schools recruiting him as an athlete.
“They are just recruiting me at running back. That’s a big factor, because I have to play offense, stay on the offensive side of the ball,” he said.
In fact, head coach Les Miles even gave a lengthy explanation of why he wanted Dexter so bad at running back to his mother over the phone.
“They tried to sell me on the fact that, they have a fullback, they have some tall guys, some fast guys, some little guys, but with [Dexter], he is the total package, he can do it all,” she said.
So after this big decision, is Pratt going to continue to take visits, or is he done with his college recruitment?
“I’m 100% sure of the decision I made,” he said. “I’m going to shut it down.”
Dexter chose LSU over offers from Oklahoma, Texas, Texas A&M, and Oklahoma State among others.