Instant Impact: OSU 4-Star Isaiah Pryor

Ohio State's 2017 recruiting class holds one of the highest average star ratings in the history of Scout, and four-star athlete Isaiah Pryor is already enrolled in school.


WHAT IS THERE TO LIKE ABOUT PRYOR? Whether it's at strong safety or outside linebacker has not been determined, but make no mistake, Isaiah Pryor is a long, physical, fast football player, and he would be wanted by every team in America. I think people tend to forget about Pryor because he's been committed for so long, and he can get among all the highly rated players Urban Meyer will sign this February. But his size and athletic ability are at the high end of the scale, and these are the types of players that Ohio State, Florida State, Alabama, Clemson and USC are looking to play on defense. 

WHAT ARE THE INTANGIBLES WITH PRYOR? When you listen to the head coach and assistants at IMG talk about Pryor's leadership skills and work ethic, you realize this is a special individual. It's easy to be a leader in high school when you're the most talented player on the team, but IMG has all-stars at every position group. Pryor is serious and mature, and he is set up to succeed at Ohio State in a big way. 

WHAT POSITION WILL PRYOR PLAY FOR OHIO STATE? You just don't see him play man-to-man in his highlight film at all and he's going to get a lot bigger and thicker. I'm expecting him to get a lot bigger and play outside linebacker for Ohio State. Their safeties are asked to play primarily man coverage, and I believe Pryor's best work happens at or near the line of scrimmage. I see this kid playing at 220-pounds and using his length and speed at linebacker.

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