His performance helped the Blue team to a 28-0 win in Har-Ber's Blue-White spring game.
"Houston kind of set the temp for us," Har-Ber coach Chris Wood said. "Defensively, he has the interception and returns it for a touchdown. He really didn't get a lot of action tonight in the secondary (14 snaps) just because of the front group playing well. Then we were able to move him over to offense and get him a couple of snaps at quarterback. He broke off three pretty good runs.
"He's a dynamic player and you've got to get him the ball. He's got a different gear – you're talking about a 4.53 guy at quarterback with the ball in his hands. He scores on the interception, he scores on the two long runs; that's 21 points from his position. He's a gem, a three-year starter and that means everything."
Pruitt was happy to get on the field at quarterback.
"Coach (Wood) told me they were going to put me in the Wildcat package and I can throw the deep ball a little bit," Pruitt said. "I tried to throw the ball over the top a couple of times and over-threw them, but hopefully in the season they'll give me a lot of reps and I'll get better."
The game was a culmination of a great spring on and off the field for Pruitt, who has been committed to getting stronger since a disappointing close to the 2008 season when the Wildcats gave up the lead with 29 seconds left in the Class 7A state semifinals.
"He's got a 260 on his incline and squatting close to 390 (pounds) right now," Wood said. "That's a guy that was our No. 2 pitcher in baseball, so it's not like he's been in the weight room every day.
"He wants his senior year to be special and it just takes hard work to get it there."
The year continues to become more special as the hard-hitting safety continues to garner interest from several Division-I schools. Pruitt has received an offer from Tulsa, "high" interest from Memphis, North Texas, Louisiana-Monroe and Akron, and attended junior days at Arkansas, Nebraska and LSU, among others.
"I think I'm going to go to a couple of camps this summer to either TCU, North Texas or LSU," said Pruitt, who finished his junior season with 96 tackles and four interceptions.
Pruitt stopped short of naming a favorite but his coach said he hopes to make a decision before the season begins in September. The college of choice isn't the only thing in question as his position on the collegiate level is a mystery as well.
"(His biggest strength) is the strong safety, maybe jack position or outside linebacker on the weakside," Wood said. "You play him down in coverage but can also walk him back.
"He's good at coming off the edge and proving good run support just because of that speed and the ability to catch people on the edge."
The Jack linebacker is utilized at the University of Arkansas in neighboring Fayetteville. Pruitt said the Razorbacks have shown interest, but are taking their time.
"Arkansas is pretty up there right now," Pruitt said. "They said they're recruiting me pretty well.
"If they want to take their time to recruit me, that's fine with me."