Kentucky has landed a commitment from the Bluegrass State’s top defensive lineman.
Louisville Eastern defensive tackle Myron Pryor (6-1, 300, 5.0) gave his verbal to the UK staff Monday night on the heels of his official visit to Lexington last weekend.
“Myron was looking at UK, Louisville, Indiana and Cincinnati,” said Eastern coach Lance Dudley. “I know he liked all of those, but after he took his official visit to Kentucky, he knew that was the place for him. It was a great weekend that kind of made his mind up for him.
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“He likes the coaches and the opportunity he has to play in their defense, but he also loves the school and all the academic programs that they have available. The tutoring program for athletes is really strong. He likes the facilities… just the overall situation there.”
Dudley said Pryor may eventually remind Kentcuky fans of a recent Wildcat standout.
“Myron’s been a Dewayne Robertson-type player the last couple of years for us,” he aid. “Hopefully, he can keep improving and develop into that type of player at Kentucky as well. But he’s very similar to Robertson in that he’s really powerful and explosive for a 300-pound kid. He has great feet and a great motor. He’s a real quality kid, too, on and off the field. Kentucky’s getting a good one.”
Kentucky, Indiana and Cincinnati had all offered scholarships. Louisville had made a conditional offer pending Pryor’s test scores. He grew up a fan of the Cardinals and lives close to the UofL campus, so look for UK to continue to fight that recruiting battle up until signing day.
Pryor is one of the state’s strongest players, sporting a 375 bench, 550 squat and state-record 690 in the dead lift.
As a senior, he recorded approximately 40 tackles and eight sacks despite constant double- and triple-team blocking schemes by opponents.
Academically, he carries a 2.7 GPA and is getting close to a qualifying test score, Dudley said. His player plans to take the ACT again next week.