There’s been some news on the Pryor circuit floating around, but basically stuff I didn’t feel warranted numerous posts. For example, he got caught up in the ol’ sport of fisticuffs during his HS hoops teams’ playoff run that even made ESPN’s Sportscenter rounds. On a better note, he and his mom sent OSU QB Coach Joe Daniels flowers and a get-well card after his most recent surgery dealing with his cancer. Consistent with what I wrote earlier, I didn’t feel like reporting everything he was doing mostly because I would feel bad following the every move of an 18 year old kid.
However, I do feel compelled to note that Terrelle Pryor just won the state championship for basketball with his Jeannette Jayhawks in State College, Pennsylvania today. The importance of this should be lost on no one who was aware of Pryor’s circumstances, since with basketball out of the way, there would be no real impediment to Pryor making a decision by the April 1 deadline for LOIs.
‘Sho ’nuff, that’s what will be the case. Mark Brennan at Scout.com is reporting that Terrelle Pryor is ready to make a decision, will do so in a week, and will take no more visits. More details follow in the article:
One of the more protracted recruiting battles in recent memory will come to an end this week. Scout.com five-star quarterback Terrelle Pryor said Saturday he will make his college choice sometime next week.Pryor made the comment after leading his Jeannette (Pa.) High basketball team to a AA state championship at Penn State‘s Bryce Jordan Center. He had 23 points, eight rebounds and five blocks in the 76-72 win over Philadelphia’s Strawberry Mansion.
Pryor, who had been considering football scholarships from Ohio State, Penn State, Michigan and Oregon, said he has narrowed the field to two schools. But he declined to say which two schools.
He will not make any more visit between now and the time he makes up his mind.
I think it says a lot about Ohio State’s chances that Pryor decided against a Michigan visit with his mom as word of that broke earlier in the week. It also says a lot that Pryor took no visit to Penn State that wasn’t business-related (the HS title game was held in State College, PA), whereas he took what appeared to be a casual excursion to Ohio State for their Junior Day festivities (with football and basketball teammate Jordan Hall) earlier in the year. Whether any of this translates to him signing on the dotted line for Ohio State remains to be seen.
But alas, it might all be over soon.