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 discussing it with Jeannette coach Ray Reitz, Pryor trimmed his list of 70-plus scholarship offers to, in alphabetical order, Alabama, Florida, Georgia Tech, Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Penn State, Tennessee, Texas and West Virginia.
“It was hard,” said Pryor, who plans to play both football and basketball 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 accounted for 3,400 yards total offense and 44 touchdowns last season for the WPIAL Class AA champion and PIAA finalist Jayhawks.
Rivals.com rates Pryor as the nation’s No. 1 prospect. Pryor also stars in basketball, where the small forward led Jeannette to the WPIAL Class AA finals and is rated a top-50 talent by scouting services.
Pryor made a verbal commitment to play basketball for Pitt in the spring of 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 said he plans to take five official visits before announcing his college choice in February.