Myron Pryor awaits offer from Cards

<B>ITV Recruiting Exclusive</b> - Louisville Eastern defensive lineman Myron Pryor updates ITV on his recruitment and provides us a list of his favorites.

Louisville Eastern High School's Myron Pryor is projected to play along the defensive line in college, but that isn't stopping him from displaying his athletic abilities on the offensive side of the ball as well. While it is not abnormal for high school linemen to play along the lines on both sides of the ball, Pryor actually plays in Eastern's backfield as both a tailback and fullback.

Myron Pryor (ITV)
Watching Pryor and his fellow teammates take on the state's top-ranked team in Louisville Butler this past Friday night, I was surprised to see the 6'1, 290-pound senior taking a spot in the offensive backfield. My initial thought was that he was there to provide additional blocking, but he was nearly completely responsible for a touchdown scoring drive when he was the recipient of numerous handoffs, including one for a one yard touchdown run.

"Playing both ways is real hard for me, but I need to lose some weight so I can be in better shape, explained Pryor following the contest. "Sometimes I run out of gas, but I just suck it up and continue to push myself."

Pryor, who has recorded a 5.0 40 speed, displayed that he has the ability to quickly close on opposing rushers, as well as penetrate the opponents backfield.

A 2nd Team All-State selection as a junior, Pryor is finding that a number of programs are interested in his services. Both Indiana and Kentucky have extended scholarships to this point, while others expressing interest in him include Louisville, Cincinnati and Michigan State.

"My favorites right now are Indiana, Kentucky, Louisville, Cincinnati and Michigan State," said Pryor.

While Louisville has yet to offer Pryor a scholarship, he did inform me that the Cardinals coaching staff is very interested in seeing him wear the Red and Black.

"They told me that as soon as I get my ACT score that they would," Pryor said of his anticipation of receiving an offer from Louisville. Pryor continued to explain that he will soon be taking an ACT preparation class to assist him in achieving the needed score to become completely eligible to participate his freshman season.

So does Louisville stand a good chance to sign the talented lineman should he be given a scholarship opportunity by U of L?

"My whole family are Louisville fans," said Pryor, who also said that he grew a fan of the Cardinals. "I would like to stay close to home."

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