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#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:

NAME                     HOMETOWN             COLLEGE
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

 

 

 

 

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