2014 Target: Germaine Pratt

HIGH POINT, N.C. --- Germaine Pratt made a couple visits to North Carolina during the fall. During one of those stays, the 6-foot-3, 195-pound safety from High Point Central was told he had a UNC scholarship offer.

Scouting Report

"He's been a consistent player for us," High Point Central head coach Wayne Jones said. "He's a big rangy kid. He does a good job of reading the offense. He's also one of those guys that can cover in man-to-man coverage. He can zone coverage over the top. He's going to take the offense's film and he's going to watch it so when he comes to practice he knows exactly what the offense is going to do – almost like a coach."

Prep Career

When High Point Central reached the playoffs in 2010, Pratt, then a freshman, was plugged into the starting lineup at free safety. Since then, he's been a linchpin in Central's starting secondary. However, following his inaugural season, he was moved to strong safety.

"If we want to put nine men in the box, he's going to be the guy that we roll down," Jones said. "And he's going to be the guy that's going to make the tackle. He's going to make the tackle in the ISO, he's going to make the tackle on the sweeps, [and] he's going to make the tackle in the flats."

The past two seasons, Pratt has led High Point Central in interceptions and was second in tackles in 2012 with 94. He had six interceptions and four pass breakups.

Recruitment

On Monday, Tennessee became the latest school to offer Pratt ,bringing his count to six. He also reports offers from North Carolina, NC State, Notre Dame, Virginia, and Wake Forest.

According to Pratt, the UNC offer was extended during a visit to Chapel Hill for the Idaho football game.

"One of their coaches offered me and said I could start as a freshmen as a strong safety," Pratt said.

Pratt was back in Chapel Hill a week later for the "White Out" game against Virginia Tech.

"Both visits were great," Pratt said. "I got to talk to the coaches and met Tre Boston. It was great talking to him about what he had to do to get to where he's at and him telling me what role I'd have if I were to come to UNC."

In addition to his trips to UNC, Pratt has also visited Clemson and Wake Forest.

Pratt's travels haven't resulted in a list of favorite schools. However, he says he'd like to continue to play alongside close friend and teammate Juwan Foggie.

"I don't want to go [to college] by myself," Pratt said with a laugh. "Hopefully I can get Foggie to come with me."

Extra Notes

Pratt also starts on High Point Central's basketball game where he's averaging nine points per game.

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