CB Tico Pringle: Fast, Physical, Midyear Grad

Snow College (Utah) cornerback, Tico Pringle, was not on anyone's pre-season All-American team. But with the season he's having don't be surprised if he receives a few honors in the post-season. JCFootball.com saw him up close and personal over the weekend vs. Dixie State and Pringle was impressive. He's fast, physical, and gets out at midyear. What more could a four-year program want?

Height: 5-10
Weight: 180
40 time: 4.26 (electronic)
Bench: 270 (18 reps at 185)
Vertical: 35"

Although Pringle hasn't seen a lot of interest from some of the major schools out west yet, he says that will change in the near future.

"I'm sending out a lot of video this week, so I expect to hear from some more teams in the near future," Pringle said.  "Right now I'm hearing a lot from Hawaii and BYU is recruiting me pretty hard.  I've talked a little with Tennessee, but they said they aren't sure yet whether they want to take on a JUCO corner.  They've been looking at my film though and they said they are interested.  I also have filled out a questionnaire for Washington State."

Last weekend Snow faced off against Dixie State and even though his team lost 48-21, he still brought the lumber on a high-sought after recruit.

"I knocked out J.T. Diedrichs," Pringle said proudly.  "He's a good back for them.  Basically, we were in man-coverage.  They were in an I-Back set.  They ran a toss to the weakside, which was my side, and when the fullback took on our linebacker, it was just me and him. 

"I shrugged off their wide receiver, they aren't very good blockers, and then I caught him right under the chin.  He just buckled and they said he blacked out for a while.  When he got up he was like ‘Alright, I'm going fishing' and the coaches basically made him leave.  It was a good hit.

"I can cover – I'm the best cover guy on our team – but I can also throw my weight around, like a linebacker when I need to."

So what is Pringle looking for in a college football program?

"I want to go to a solid program," Pringle said, noting he wants the all-round experience.  "You know a school that is good academically and has a good football program as well.  One that supports its players and athletes both on the field and off.  I want a good campus life as well. 

"I don't need guaranteed playing time.  I just want the chance to challenge for time and have the chance to prove myself."

Pringle was fully qualified out of high school, but chose to go the JC route because of a lack of offers, mainly because he moved from New York to Las Vegas his senior season.  He plans to transfer from Snow following fall quarter, but noted that he is fully qualified to sign a letter of intent.

 


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