Pratt: "I Can't Wait"

SALISBURY, N.C. -- High Point (NC) Central linebacker Germaine Pratt had his team in a position to win the Catawba 7-on-7.

High Point (NC) Central linebacker Germaine Pratt had his team in a position to win the Catawba 7-on-7. Central's defense had just forced a change of possession and the game was tied with one play remaining.

On that play, Central's pass in the endzone was picked off, and the tiebreaker was most interceptions... that was the only interception in the game, and Mallard Creek came away with the victory.

We made a couple of mistakes and had some errors," said Pratt. "But, there are no excuses. We had our opportunities.

"Mallard Creek did what they were supposed to do. They caught the ball and didn't have many dropped passes."

Mallard Creek was led by another NC State commitment, H-back Jaylen Samuels.

"He is a good player," Pratt said of Samuels. "He does a great job of reading the defense, and he's very aggressive and physical. He also has got great hands."

Central played its best in the matchups against Matthews (NC) Butler, a team that is led by high-major Division I recruits Isaac Stewart and Anthony Ratliff. Central came out victorious in both games.

"We knew we could beat them," Pratt stated. "We knew their reputation coming in and that we were an underdog, but we wanted to show that we could play too."

Pratt committed to NC State in June over offers from North Carolina, Notre Dame, Tennessee, Virginia, and Wake Forest among others.

The Wolfpack is recruiting the 6-foot-3, 200-pounder to play outside linebacker.

"I can't wait to get up there and play," said Pratt. "I like the coaches and all of us recruits are talking on Twitter. We all know each other well, and we're building relationships.

"It doesn't matter to me where I play. I can play safety or linebacker."

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