#1 Recruit Jeanette (PA) senior do-it-all quarterback Terrelle Pryor had a huge surprise for everyone on signing day as he decided he wouldn't sign as expected.
February 6, 2008
(Philadelphia, Pa) --- Surprise, Surprise...After fielding 150-200 text messages a day from recruiters, #1 Recruit Jeanette (PA) senior do-it-all quarterback Terrelle Pryor -- who is being advised by Pittsburgh Steelers backup quarterback Charlie Batch -- still was not ready to choose a school. Pryor surprised everyone by not announcing his intent and saying that he needed more time. I am sure he doesn't need not worry about his spot with his three finalists: Ohio State, Michigan, and Penn State because they will definitely hold a spot for the super prep when he makes his decision. I still believe that the nation's best spread-option quarterback will be calling Ann Arbor, Michigan home to join Rich Rodriguez at the University of Michigan.
If Pryor picks Big Blue, he would be following in the footsteps of former Pennsylvania high school player of the year in 2003 and option wizard Steve Breaston --converted to WR/KR in college. Pryor who was the 2008 US Army All Star Football Game MVP finished his decorated high school career with a state championship in December plus he had 4,250 career yards rushing and 4,249 yards passing, becoming the only player in Pennsylvania history to eclipse the 4,000-yard barrier in both areas.
Even though Pryor did not choose a school several other notable African American High School Quarterbacks finalized their college decisions by signing letters of intent on Wednesday including:
Darius Banks Culver City, CA East Washington
Tyler Bass Stockbridge, GA Maryland
Dominique Blackman Carson, CA Washington
A.J. Blue Dallas, NC North Carolina
Justin Feagin Delray Beach, FL Michigan
Ebahn Feathers Fresno, CA Fresno St
Deron Furr Columbus, GA Auburn
MarQueis Gray Indianapolis, IN Minnesota
Robert Griffin Copperas Cove, TX Baylor
Will Hill West Orange, NJ Florida
Aramis Hillary Johnston, SC South Carolina
Jacory Harris Miami, FL Miami (FL)
Boo Jackson Torrance, CA Ohio (JC Transfer)
Star Jackson Lakeworth, FL Alabama
D.C. Jefferson Winter Haven, FL Rutgers
Chris Johnson Philadelphia, PA Villanova
Orhian Johnson Gulfport, FL Ohio State
Luther Leonard Burien, WA Washington
Randall Mackey Bastrop, LA Ole Miss
E.J. Manuel Virginia Beach, VA Florida State
Sancho McDonald Miami, FL Middle Tenn.
Tom Reamon Jr. Newport News, VA Old Dominion
Jeremy Sanders Corsicana, TX Baylor (JC Transfer)
Burton Scott Prichard, AL Alabama
Matt Scott Corona, CA Arizona
Darron Thomas Aldine, TX Oregon
--- Submitted by Lloyd Vance