Not every player gets an opportunity to get the full experience when they visit during an event like the USC Rising Stars Camp. Unfortunately, for Lawrenceville (Ga.) Archer safety Isaiah Pryor, he was one of those.
It isn’t that the four-star 2017 prospect didn’t have a good time.
“It was nice,” Pryor said. “The weather and everything was great. The people I talked to were nice. I talked a little bit with the coaches.”
Rather than the stickiness of a Georgia summer, he preferred the dry heat of Los Angeles during his first trip to Southern California.
“It’s really great and it’s better than Georgia weather and everything. It’s all humid and stuff down here. There also seems to be a lot of stuff to do [in Los Angeles].”
But Pryor didn’t participate in the camp, so he didn’t get the opportunity to get a lot of one-on-one time with the coaches.
“They were just telling me how they do their program and all that stuff, but I didn’t really get to talk to them much because they were doing the camp.”
From what Pryor saw, he enjoyed the coaching style of USC defensive backs coach Keith Heyward and the way he conducted the camp.
“He showed me some drills that I’ve never seen before, working on footwork and stuff. From how he coaches, I can tell that he really wants to get people better.”
Though USC is all the way across the country, Pryor said location would not play a factor at all in his decision. His decision is still a long way off, but USC is a school that piqued his interest.
“It’s definitely a school that I’m looking at,” Pryor said. “I’ll keep talking to the coaches, building relationships. I’m going to try to get more comfortable and maybe go down for a game or something.”
Check out this short clip of Isaiah Pryor highlights from one game during his sophomore season with Archer High: