OLB/DE Prell Flying Under Radar

With the season complete, Ventura (Calif.) College defensive end T.J. Prell (6-4, 235) is in wait-and-see mode. Prell is still waiting for his first offer but said a few schools have been staying in contact with him.

"Portland State and Redlands have talked to me the most," said Prell.  "Nevada has come on too and Washington State is visiting the campus this week."

Prell was poised for a big sophomore season for the Pirates but a hand injury sidelined him for the last part of the year.

"The year went alright," said Prell.  "I ended up missing the last couple of games because I broke my hand.  I still ended up sixth in tackles on the team."

Prell said that most of the attention for him has come as a defensive end but that outside linebacker has also been indicated as a future position for him.

"Portland State is talking about setting up a visit in January," said Prell.  "I graduate in the spring so I'll sign in February.  I'd like to leave at the beginning of summer."

Prell doesn't want to jump the gun and sign to early, as he's hoping that with his film going out, more schools will take an interest.

"I'd probably wait to see what else is out there before committing," said Prell.  "I talked with Coach (Gary) Anglin to send out my film and he's going to get that out.

This year, Prell had 55 tackles and three sacks before suffering the hand injury. In 2005, Prell had 59 tackles and three sacks for the Pirates, earning all-Western State Conference honors and being named the defensive rookie of the year.  During his senior season at Ventura High, he was an all-CIF selection helping the Cougars to the CIF Division IV finals.


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