Pryor eliminates Pitt
By Chris Dokish
Jeannette superstar quarterback Terrelle Pryor has reached a final list of his top 11 schools and, in a bit of surprise, the
The 6’6” 230 pound Pryor was asked why he eliminated
A source close to the situation—who is one of the closest advisors to Pryor—says that he heard through the grapevine that Pitt, while recruiting other quarterbacks, was telling them that Pryor could end up as a wide receiver at Pitt. Pryor is committed to playing quarterback at the next level. It has also been reported that Notre Dame was recruiting Pryor as a receiver, but our source stated that Notre Dame’s staff told Pryor that the Irish wanted him at quarterback – wide receiver would only be a possibility if things didn’t work out at quarterback.
Whether this is true or simply recruiting rumor is not clear, but Pryor and his advisers believe it –and often times that is all that matters. There were other factors in his elimination of Pitt, according to the source, including fitting in with Pitt’s offensive style and his distaste for a campus with an inner city atmosphere. It is unknown which of the factors held the most weight.
When Pryor committed to Pitt more than a year ago, he cited the fact that he wanted his father—who is confined to a wheelchair—to see him play.
His father, Craig, was surprised that his son eliminated the Panthers so quickly.
“That’s a surprise to me,” said the elder Pryor, who just returned from a week-long trip in
As far as which program has the upper hand in the “Pryor Sweepstakes,” Pryor himself states that all of his finalists are equal.
Keystone Recruiting’s source, however, revealed that he believes
He also says that Pryor likes
“He knows Noel Devine,” said the source, referring to the Mountaineers’ dynamic running back recruit, and “he is friends with a big tackle (Josh Jenkins) from
Lastly, the source revealed that while Pryor still wants to play college basketball, it may be becoming more unlikely as time goes on.