4-Star RB Leaves Clemson Impressed

This four-star running back finished up an unofficial visit to Clemson and now has some things to think about. Will the Tigers get an official visit? Read on to find out!

RB Lonnie Pryor Profile

6-0, 195 pound running back prospect Lonnie Pryor, the No. 18 ranked ground-gainer in the country according to Scout.com, traveled to Clemson for an unofficial visit last week.

"That was real good," he told CUTigers.com after his trip. "I really liked it at Clemson to be honest. Coach Brad Scott wasn't there so his son Jeff took me around."

Coach Scott wasn't the only coach to meet with the Okeechobee (Fla.) standout during the visit.

"I got to hangout with coach Bowden and coach Powell some. Coach Bowden took me in his office and we talked for a while," said Pryor.

"I talked with coach Powell a good bit. We went in his office and went over some film. He showed me how they use the running backs at Clemson."

The prize recruit got to see a good deal during his visit to Tigertown.

"Yeah I got to see Vickery Hall. That was one of the nicest academic centers I saw. I got to see the field. I saw where they touch the rock and run down the hill. I got to see it all. It was neat," said Pryor.

How would it feel to run down the hill in front of 85,000 fans?

"That would be real sweet," replied Pryor.

After the visit to Clemson the top running back made the quick trip down I-85 to vist Georgia the same day.

"That was real fun too,' he said. "Out of all the coaches that recruit me, I am real close to the tight end coach at Florida State because he came from Florida State. I got to hangout with him some that night. We are real close."

When asked about his current leaders, Pryor responded, "I would say Florida State, LSU, Clemson, Auburn and Georgia in that order. By the end of the trip I may have a new top three or four."

The 4-star running back will return home Monday after a whirlwind visit tour that also included a stop at Auburn. Of all the visits is there anything that stood out to the Florida standout?

"Of all the visits I really liked Clemson. The visit helped them out a lot," replied Pryor. "I should be back for an official visit the weekend of the Georgia Tech game."

One of the top running back prospects in South Florida for the Class of 2009, Pryor carried the ball 216 times for 1,724 yards and 20 touchdowns as a junior. He's also a good pass-catcher who had 13 receptions for 161 yards.

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