Tico Pringle Ready to Make the D-I Jump

Snow College's starting cornerback is a having a successful season thus far and is receiving Division I attention for it. TBS caught up with the New York native to learn which schools are looking at him and what his plans are following his graduation.

"BYU is the school after me the hardest," said Tico Pringle. "Coach Mendenhall has been in contact since before the season. It's tailed off a bit, but they've maintained contact."

Pringle has also received letters from Hawaii, Washington State, Oregon and Pittsburgh among other schools, but has no offers as of yet.

Pringle is a 5'10", 185 cornerback who is originally from Rochester, NY, but moved to Las Vegas right before his senior season of high school. The relocation was the primary reason why flew under the radar of major college recruiters and ended up playing JC ball. Pringle is making the most of his time at Snow to prove that he is D-1 quality.

"I have 3 interceptions thus far and a ton of knockdowns," said Pringle. "I've done well keeping them from throwing against me. I feel I'm a shut-down corner. I'm also a real good open-field tackler. I'm good at hitting people and in run support. I feel that tackling is a strength."

Speed, of course, is the chief determinant of what makes or breaks any cornerback who hopes to play at a high level, but Pringle said that speed is not a problem. "I ran a 4.26 electronically timed forty here at Snow, so yeah, I can run," he said. "I feel I can stay with anybody on the field."

Pringle is anxious to jump on the first division one offer that comes his way. Said Pringle: "BYU looks like they may offer and I'd take it the second they offered. They're a great school and I'd love to play there. It would be a great fit for me."

Pringle is well aware of BYU's secondary problems and knows that he'll get a chance to play right away if he were to sign with BYU. "I know that they're struggling there a bit this year and need guys for next year, so hopefully I could help out with that," he said. "I just want a chance to prove myself and I think I could really help them out."


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