| Sports

Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Pryor no longer interested in WVU

TribLIVE Sports Videos

Email Newsletters

Sign up for one of our email newsletters.
Monday, Dec. 17, 2007

Could the Big East Conference be out of Terrelle Pryor's future plans?

Pryor, the Jeannette quarterback who's considered by many analysts as the top football recruit in the nation, confirmed via text message Sunday that West Virginia has been replaced by Michigan as one of his finalists.

That news came on the heels of former West Virginia coach Rich Rodriguez's decision to take the Michigan coaching job yesterday.

West Virginia was the only Big East school among Pryor's finalists, although Pitt is still trying to make a late push. The other schools Pryor has named as finalists are Ohio State, Oregon, Penn State and Florida.

Pryor received a phone call yesterday morning from Rodriguez informing him of the coaching change.

One day earlier, before Jeannette played in the PIAA Class AA championship game, Pryor received a phone call from former Tennessee offensive coordinator David Cutcliffe.

Cutcliffe called to inform Pryor he was becoming Duke's new head coach. Pryor then removed Tennessee from his list, even though another Tennessee coach was at the game.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.




Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Miami (Fla.) gets prepared to take on ‘physical’ Pitt team
  2. Four helicopters respond to Route 51 crash in Rostraver
  3. Alpine touring skiing movement faces uphill climb in Western Pa.
  4. Steelers notebook: Linebacker Timmons hoping for contract extension
  5. Leechburg boys set to go up-tempo
  6. District Game of the Week: Assumption at Slippery Rock
  7. Penguins 4th line is showing promise
  8. Newsmaker: Kostas Pelechrinis
  9. Donegal VFW to host Hunters Breakfast on opening day
  10. Leechburg girls set out to build on breakout season
  11. EPA works on algae rules to protect from toxins found in lakes, rivers