Pryor no longer interested in WVU

Paul Schofield
| 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by many analysts as the top football recruit in the nation, confirmed via text message Sunday that West Virginia has been replaced by Michigan as one of his finalists.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.

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