BuckeyeSports.com has confirmed that Pryor will make his final announcement Wednesday afternoon during a press conference in the auditorium of his high school in Jeannette, Pa.
The saga of Pryor's recruitment has stretched on for more than a month past the previously perceived cutoff point. After leading his football team to a state championship and earning numerous individual accolades along the way, the 6-6, 225-pound Pryor immediately jumped into basketball season along with his teammates.
That season ended Saturday afternoon with a state championship, making Jeannette the first team in the WPIAL to bring home both championships in the same season. But with the two seasons overlapping, Pryor found little time to devote to selecting a college.
He squeezed in an official visit to Michigan during the weekend of Jan. 18 after having taken one to Ohio State during the Nov. 2 weekend. As National Signing Day approached, Pryor talked of wanting to take official visits to both Oregon and Penn State, the other two schools that rounded out his top four. Then, with the deadline looming, Pryor appeared set on not taking any further official visits, seemingly giving the lead to the Buckeyes and the Wolverines.
But a last-minute disagreement with his father on the eve on signing day convinced him to hold off on making a decision. Recruits have until April 1 to sign a national letter of intent, and Pryor planned to use that time to finish his basketball season and take two more official visits.
Despite being on campus at PSU during the March 15 weekend for the state championship game, the weekend came and went without an official visit around the campus.
"His comment was that he was at Penn State before and he already knew what it was all about," Jeannette quarterbacks coach Roy Hall told BuckeyeSports.com. "His mother was there and they talked for a little bit and they decided after that maybe he was just going to make a decision this week."
Through it all, the Buckeyes have appeared to be the team to beat for his services. According to Hall, that continues to this date.
Pryor told reporters on Saturday that he had narrowed his list down to two schools. Hall said he has a feeling as to what that means.
"He didn't come out and say publicly which two schools, but I'm pretty sure I know one of them – Ohio State," Hall said. "I don't know if the other school matters, because that's who I think he's picking – Ohio State."