Jeannette's Pryor eliminates Pitt
Jeannette two-sport star Terrelle Pryor, considered the nation's top football prospect by one recruiting service, has narrowed his college choices to 11 schools and eliminated Pitt in the process.
After conferring with Jeannette coach Ray Reitz, Pryor trimmed his list of 70-plus scholarship offers to the following schools, listed alphabetically: Alabama, Florida, Georgia Tech, Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Penn State, Tennessee, Texas and West Virginia.
"It was hard," said Pryor, a top-100 player in football and basketball who plans to play both in college. "I just narrowed it down. That's who I like and the coaches I was more comfortable with."
A 6-foot-6, 220-pound dual-threat quarterback, Pryor passed for 1,732 yards and 15 touchdowns and rushed for 1,676 yards and 28 touchdowns last season for the WPIAL Class AA champion and PIAA finalist Jayhawks. He was named the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's Player of the Year.
Rivals.com rates Pryor as the nation's No. 1 prospect. Pryor also is a top-50 talent in basketball, where he averaged 20.8 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists per game to lead Jeannette to the WPIAL Class AA final and PIAA semifinal.
Pryor made a verbal commitment to play basketball for Pitt in spring 2006 but later reneged. He didn't elaborate on why the Panthers were eliminated from consideration.
"They're just not in it," Pryor said. "That's my picks."
Pryor says he plans to take five official visits before announcing his college choice in February.
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