Irish Extend Offer To Pryor

Terrelle Pryor of Jeannette High School (Pa.) has loads of talent and he has been receiving a steady stream of recruiting letters from colleges all across the nation. He also has a growing mound of scholarship offers and Notre Dame just added to it.

Terrelle Pryor (6-foot-6, 210 pounds) makes plays when he has the ball in his hand. The Notre Dame coaches must have liked what they saw, because Pryor just received a scholarship offer from the Irish.

"I talked to Charlie Weis on Friday and he offered me a scholarship," Pryor responded when asked if Notre Dame had been in contact with him. "He texted me and told me to call him, so I called him and that's when he offered me.

"I'm assuming I will, but I don't have any plans to visit anywhere right now. I play AAU basketball during the summer so I don't know if I'll have the time then."

Pryor has scholarship offers from nearly 30 colleges. Teams like Michigan, Ohio State, Florida, Penn State, and Virginia will be the competition for his signature.

I can't remember all the schools that have offered me. There are around 30. Michigan, Ohio State, Virginia, Penn State, Pitt, Maryland and Virginia Tech. I have about 10 basketball scholarships.

"I'll look at a bunch of things," Terrelle said when asked about what he'd be looking for in a college. "I'll look at the offense the team runs. Most of the coaches that are recruiting run a shotgun offense.

"We run the spread with the shotgun, the offense Vince Young ran at Texas. I'm kind of like Vince Young. I like how he plays. He looks for receivers, but if he's got to run, he's got to run. That's what puts pressure on defenses.

Like Young, Pryor does put pressure on defenses and Terrelle also piles up huge stats. Last season, Terrelle rushed for 1,676 yards on 197 attempts (8.7 average). He completed 92 of 163 passes for 1,732 yards. He threw for 15 touchdowns and scored 29 rushing touchdowns.

As impressive as Pryor is on the football field, he is also big-time basketball recruit. He'd like to play both sports in college.

"I feel comfortable with both," Pryor said which sport he preferred playing. "I'll have to talk to the coaches recruiting me and see how things will work. I'd have to play the first year to see how things went.

I'd like to play both…I don't know, I'll just have to see how it all works out.

Terrelle reported a 3.0 g.p.a.


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