Pridgeon Is One Of The Top JUCO OL Prospects

With nearly 20 offers to his name, Nassau OT Malcolm Pridgeon (6-8, 303) is one of the top JUCO offensive line prospects in the nation...



Pridgeon has been one of the more sought-after JUCO offensive line prospects in the country so far this spring, hauling in offers from 19 programs including Akron, Arizona State, Cincinnati, Kansas State, Kentucky, Louisville, Marshall, Missouri, North Texas, Ohio State, Purdue, Rutgers, Stony Brook, Syracuse, Temple, Texas Tech, UCF, Virginia Tech and West Virginia, his most recent offer.

With all of those choices, some might consider it overwhelming on how to separate them, but Pridgeon is taking it all in stride and concentrating on what he needs to do to get ready for the season.

"I have a lot of offers but to be honest I am focused on my football next season and school work," Pridgeon told JCFootball.com recently. "I want to get better at all phases, but I am working hard on my strength and with our defensive line, we get each other better every day because we give each other good looks."

As a freshman last fall, Pridgeon started every game for the Lions at left tackle, using his lengthy and athleticism to fend off pass-rushers with aplomb.

"I have long arms and good technique and that helps me a lot," Pridgeon said. "I have good feet that let me get out and mirror defensive linemen in pass-protection."

Turning back to recruiting, Pridgeon said he's hoping to narrow things down after his season.

"I am thinking I will narrow my list of schools down after my season," Pridgeon said. "No one is really sticking out right now since I am more focused on getting ready for my season."

Pridgeon is on pace to finish up his two-year degree in December and he will have three years to play two following the 2015 football season.


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