Garden State Safety Has Duke Offer

One rising player to watch as a senior in New Jersey is defensive back Quron Pratt, a corner that comes into his senior season with 17 career interceptions and has made many preseason All-State teams. Right now he is holding seven written scholarship offers and will wait on other programs to join in this year.

Quron Pratt, a 6-foot-1, 170-pound cornerback from Palmyra High School in Palmyra, N.J., already has offers from Akron, Duke, Army, Delaware, Villanova, James Madison and William & Mary and is hoping more schools will jump in with an impressive senior season. He spoke with about his recruiting this week.

"Duke is a school that I really like a lot because they offer a great education and my future is important to me," Pratt explained. "They showed me around campus when I was down there and I spent a lot of 1-on-1 time with the coaching staff who were good people. They actually like me more as a wide receiver, but I met with both coordinators and I was told I could play corner as well. There is a good chance I could end up at Duke."

"Akron was the first school to offer me and I like them a lot," Pratt said. "The wide receivers coach recruits me and he is a great guy. He told me they really like me the most as a defensive back."

"I think Army is a good school, but I'm not sure the military is for me. I am also waiting on Pittsburgh, Rutgers and West Virginia because they all seem very interested and have been inviting me out for games. I think I like Rutgers the most of those three because they are close to home, but frankly, all three are great."

As a junior, Pratt had 26 receptions and six interceptions. He totaled 10 touchdowns and was selected first-team All-Freedom Division at defensive back. He was also first team All-Country at wide receiver. Going into his senior year he has a total of 17 interceptions as a varsity player.

As a sophomore, he had 18 catches, 10 interceptions, one touchdown and scored two two-point conversions. He was selected first-team All-Freedom Division at defensive back, third team All-County at defensive back and second-team All Group I at defensive back.

Pratt is also an outstanding basketball player and has received scholarships to play at the collegiate level. He has scored over 1,000 points from his point guard position for Palmyra and also plays AAU.

On top of this Pratt also excels in track, where he has a personal best of 49.7 in the 400-meter.

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