"You could be something big someday," said the Colorado assistant coach, shortly after Prevot made varsity.
Fast forward more than a year, and the coach has proved almost prophetic. Prevot has emerged as the top defensive end in the state of Texas, and one of the top defensive end prospects in the entire country. He only furthered his case this past weekend with a standout performance at the Dallas Nike Camp.
"I really wanted to go out there and give it my all and compete against the best of Texas," Prevot said. "I think I did pretty well, but I could have done better in the drills and one-on-ones."
Prevot may be a bit too modest. Almost every observer of the camp came away raving about the defensive end's skill set, and by all accounts, he was nearly impossible to deal with. Prevot said his best matchups came against Texas commitment Jake Raulerson, but even Raulerson admitted this week that those were matchups the lanky end won. Prevot said he knew Raulerson from the second Texas Junior Day, when Raulerson "tried to get me to commit."
He's hardly the only one. While coaches from across the country are fighting to get Prevot's commitment, he said the players most pushing for his signature were "mostly the guys from Texas."
But Prevot said no specific school stood out to him at this point, and he doesn't have a list of top schools.
"I'm just taking everything in and going through the process," Prevot said.
Prevot said he doesn't have a timeline for his decision, and said he was thinking about which visits he wanted to make before making a decision.
He'll make at least one this weekend, maybe two. Prevot said he was going to LSU for the Tigers' spring game on Saturday, and said he would try to make the Longhorns' spring game on Sunday as well.
Different teams are recruiting Prevot for different spots, either as a defensive end or a rush linebacker. At 6-foot-4 and 207 pounds, he has the frame to add plenty of weight, and he's been clocked in the 4.56-second range in the 40-yard dash, showing the athleticism to play standing up. Prevot said he didn't have a preference in terms of which spot he'd rather play.
Instead, Prevot said his college choice would be based more around his academic opportunities, as well as his relationship with the coaching staff. Prevot said he plans to major in business management.
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