Name: Greg Pratt
Hometown: Naples, Florida
High School: Naples High School
Position: Tailback/Wide Receiver
Notes: As a junior Pratt spearheaded the Naples offensive attack, tallying 1,449 yards and 16 touchdowns on 149 carries. He carried the Golden Eagles to a perfect record and 17-10 win over St Augustine in the 3A state championship game. Pratt finished the year by being named all-conference, offensive player of the year, and 2nd team all-state.
A blur on the field, Pratt has shown the ability to excel at running back or catching the ball out of the backfield. That versatility combined with amazing natural ability is what makes Pratt so special.
"A lot of them (colleges) are talking to me about special teams or wide receiver or slot back," said Pratt. "I think my strongest suit on the field is my speed and the way I can make people miss."
So far Pratt has landed scholarship offers from Cincinnati, Troy, NC State and Pittsburgh with heavy interest coming from Wake Forest, Auburn, Rutgers and Virginia. The Pack has made steady contact with the rising senior but Pratt admits he still has a lot to learn about NC State's program.
"They've been sending me a lot of letters and stuff," he said. "I don't know a lot about them right now but we have a former player at State, Jamelle Eugene who is doing real good up there. I'm planning to visit. I went to North Carolina back in December and I liked it up there."
Pratt is rated a three-star prospect and the No. 45 RB in the nation by Scout.com.
Scouting Report: "Although he may not be the biggest running back, there are few players more electrifying with the ball in their hands than Naples (Fla) RB Greg Pratt. He's able to squeeze through the tiniest gaps in the offensive line and then explode into the secondary. You routinely watch defenders take inappropriate angles because of the difficulty in judging Pratt's acceleration.
"Another impressive facet to Pratt's game is his ability to catch the ball out of the backfield and then make plays in the open field. This may ultimately be Pratt's future home in college as coaches will love for opportunities to match Pratt up against slower linebackers.
"Because of his shiftiness and ability to cut and accelerate, he is nearly impossible at times to corral in the open field." - Pack Pride Recruiting Analyst Steve Williams
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