Offers Still Pouring in for Dexter Pratt

Navasota (TX) running back Dexter Pratt saw his basketball season come to an end Tuesday night, but his football recruitment is just beginning. The offers continue to roll in for Pratt, who says he's made a decision on who will receive some of his official visits. Is Oklahoma among them?

Tuesday wasn't a good night for Dexter Pratt.

His Navasota (TX) High basketball team saw its season end in the third round of the 3A playoffs when defending state champ Hardin-Jefferson scored with seven seconds left to pull out a one-point win.

"It was tough," Pratt said. "Real tough."

A small forward for Navasota, Pratt averaged about 13 points as his team finished 24-3.

But basketball isn't what's filling up his mailbox.

It's football.

Pratt, currently a four-star recruit, is one of the most sought-after running backs in the Lone Star state.

The reason: Size (6-2, 225), speed (4.48) and production (205 carries, 2,058 yards and 20 TDs).

Among the early schools to offer were powerhouses like Oklahoma, LSU and Texas. Oklahoma State and Arkansas were quick to throw out offers as well.

Lately, TCU, Tulsa, Baylor, Ole Miss and Mississippi State have jumped on board.

"I honestly couldn't even tell you how many I have," Pratt said.

Pratt said a couple weeks back that Oklahoma State would definitely be receiving one of his five official visits. Pratt got to know the Cowboy program over the years because his high school coach is the brother of former OSU offensive coordinator and current Southern Miss head coach Larry Fedora.

Since then, two other schools have been added to his "must-visit" list.

"OU and LSU," he said. "I'm definitely going to visit those two schools."

Pratt said his reasons for considering Oklahoma are simple: "They like to run the ball a lot and that's what I like to do."

Navasota finished the 2007 football season 9-4, advancing to the third round of the 3A playoffs.

For now, Pratt turns his attention to track, where he runs the 100, 4x100 and 4x200.


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