Basketball on Pryor's mind
In the 37 days that have passed since National Signing Day, Pryor has dominated Pennsylvania high school basketball, jawed with opposing fans, inspired an action figure and taken -- along with his basketball teammates -- an anger management class after several Jayhawks brawled with the opposing team following a state quarterfinal basketball game.
But has Pryor chosen a college?
At the moment, he isn't talking. Pryor didn't respond to a voicemail or a text message from SI.com. That isn't surprising; Pryor promised to shut down media access in the wake of the postgame fight last Saturday between Jeannette and North Catholic players. In a text message to the
Pryor may lift the ban after Saturday's Class 2A state title game, which will take place at the Bryce Jordan Center on the campus of Penn State, one of the schools Pryor is considering. The other finalists are Michigan, Ohio State and Oregon. Pryor has until April 1 to sign a Letter of Intent. The 6-foot-6, 235-pounder could wait longer if he wishes, because the schools likely would keep scholarships open, but neither the school nor Pryor would have the security provided by the National Letter of Intent, which forces the school to guarantee the player a one-year scholarship and forces the player to attend that school for a year.
Those close to Pryor aren't saying much, either. "Nothing new," Jeannette football coach
So does Penn State have an advantage this weekend with Pryor coming to State College? Probably not. NCAA rules forbid college coaches from contacting prospects who are on their campus for the purpose of high school competition until one calendar day after that competition has concluded. Besides, Pryor hears plenty from Penn State fans every day.
Pryor told Rivals.com last week that he planned to visit State College two weekends ago, but his father,
When Pryor finally does choose a school,
"It's crazy," Pryor told the
While Main may have no plans to make more Pryor figures wearing a Jeannette uniform, maybe he'll carve another after Pryor chooses a school. But what paint will he need? Will it be maize and blue, scarlet and gray, green and gold or navy and white?
We could learn soon.