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Cats, Hoosiers offer Bluegrass DT

A pair of strong camp appearances netted the first two scholarship offers for Louisville (Ky.) Eastern defensive tackle Myron Pryor.
Pryor (6-1, 300, 5.02) has received scholarship offers from Kentucky and Indiana, and is receiving steady interest from Louisville, Illinois, Michigan State and Cincinnati among others.
“At Kentucky, they liked how quick I was and how I come off the ball,” he said. “I got to talk to coach (Rich) Brooks and the whole staff. I like the new D-Line coach (Michael Gray). He seems like a real good guy to play for.
“I liked the coaches at Indiana, too. They also liked my footwork. They even worked me out at tight end some.”
Kentucky likes Pryor as a potential noseguard in new defensive coordinator Mike Archer's 3-4 scheme. Other schools have evaluated him both on the offensive and defensive line.
Pryor’s combined strength and agility is his best attribute, according to Eastern coach Lance Dudley.
“For a guy his size, he’s extremely agile,” he said. “He’s powerfully built and just explodes off the line. He has a great motor. He never quits on the play. He just goes and goes and goes.”
Dudley noted that Pryor has also been a successful heavyweight wrestler and powerlifter during his career at Eastern. He set a state deadlift record of 690 pounds in a championship meet.
Pryor lists Kentucky, Louisville and Indiana as his top three schools. He has not set a timetable to make his decision.
He is reportedly close to gaining academic eligibility. Dudley expects him to be a full-qualifier.
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