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Scouting Stop: Shelby County at Eastern

On a Friday night that featured a number of high profile contests, the Shelby County and Eastern game featured two U of L prospects in Myron Pryor and Marty Biagi. <P> <B>EXTRA:</b> <a href=""><b>Male defeats rival Manual</B>

Friday night at Eastern High School, the Eagles hosted the Shelby County Rockets in a contest that featured two senior prospects that are receiving considerable attention from the Louisville coaching staff.

Marty Biagi (ITV)
The game was a tight contest that was forced into overtime when Eastern evened the score at 14-14 on a touchdown run by sophomore running back Deangelo Scott. Following a 22-yard field goal by Marty Biagi that put the Rockets up 17-14, Scott ran for his third touchdown of the night to give the host Eagles a 20-17 victory.

Following the game, ITV caught up with both Biagi and Pryor.

Handling both the punting and kicking duties for Shelby County, Marty Biagi proved on Friday night that he has great accuracy with his kicks and a strong leg.

"That's one of the things that a lot of schools have liked," said Biagi of his seemingly pinpoint accuracy when punting. "I'm not getting the hang time that they all want right now, but they love that I can pin it inside the 20 yard line to the left or to the right."

Against Eastern, Biagi placed all of his kickoffs into the end zone and placed his punts near the sidelines each time, making them difficult to return.

In addition to Louisville, Biagi has received interest from Tennessee, Marshall, Air Force Academy, Indiana, Kentucky and others. However, according to Biagi, the Cardinals appear to have the lead for his services.

"I loved it," Biagi explained of his recent unofficial visit to U of L. "I got to speak to Coach Petrino before and after the game. I talked with Coach Nord and Coach Whitt. They haven't offered yet, but hopefully I'm still they're guy."

Eagle defense (ITV)
Playing for the home team was 6'2, 290-pound defensive tackle Myron Pryor, who has experienced opposing offenses running the majority of their running plays to the side of the field opposite of him.

"It's been like that all season," explained Pryor, who also starts on the Eagles offensive line. "I guess it's because they're scared to come my way."

When ITV last spoke with Pryor, he informed us that the Cardinal coaching staff would extend a scholarship offer as soon as he achieved the required ACT test score.

"I'm taking the December 13 test, so hopefully I get everything done then," explained Pryor following the win over Shelby County. "I went to the Army was real nice. I was able to talk to all the coaches."

Myron Pryor (ITV)
On Friday night Pryor also indicated that the Cardinals continue to top his list. "Louisville is my favorite right now, but I don't want to make a decision right away...I want to see how everything goes and I'll probably take some visits."

Others expressing high interest in Pryor include Cincinnati, Indiana, Kentucky and Michigan State. Indiana and Kentucky have both offered scholarships.



OT Trey Murphy (Eastern) The 6'3, 300-pound offensive tackle continues to impress everytime I see him. He has decent speed to go along with his size. He's currently a junior who should draw attention from state and regional programs next fall.

Adam Strickland (ITV)
TE Chase Donner (Eastern) While his size (6'3, 210) made me take notice of him two previous times watching Eastern this season, he didn't receive much opportunity to display his abilities until Friday night. While Donner, a junior this year, will need to continue to improve his blocking skills, he does have great hands for passing situations.

CB Adam Strickland (Shelby County) Strickland, a junior, displayed great man coverage against Eastern. He has good speed and is a quick closer who hits hard every opportunity. He will need to add a few pounds to his 6'0, 170-pound frame, but he will definately draw interest from state schools.

LB Emanual Patterson (Shelby County) Patterson (6'3, 195), who is only a sophomore, is definately one to keep an eye on. He has great size and speed. He has a nose for the ball and seems to be involved in nearly every defensive play.

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