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QB sees future as CB

With interest from Iowa, Syracuse, Virginia and Michigan State, quarterback and defensive back Josh Pryor is seeing serious interest early in his recruitment.
The 5-foot-10, 165-pounder is also hoping to hear from Ohio State in the coming months.
"I like the school, their style and the offense they run," he said. "Other than that every other school I'm interested in has contacted me."
Pryor out of Elizabeth, N.J. helped the school to a 12-1 record as they reached the semifinals. He went on to post 1,800 yards passing and 19 touchdowns.
"I think overall we did really well this year," he said. "Next year I'll be able to showcase my defensive skills and I've improved on my speed and I think I can get it down to 4.4 now."
What does Pryor want out of a school?
"I'm just looking for somewhere that I can go and get playing time and a good education," he said. "Somewhere that runs an offense and defense similar to what I'm doing right now, but also an education to fall back on in the future."
Currently Pryor favors Iowa, Virginia and Penn State.
"Iowa, because I visited there, my father went there and I'm comfortable with the coaches. Also I think I would fit in well," he said. "Virginia, because I like the facilities and the coaches are nice and I would fit in there too. Finally, Penn State I've talked to the coaches a lot and visited there."
During his junior year, Pryor played quarterback for Elizabeth, but he has also seen some time at corner as well. Which does he prefer in college?
"I think I would rather play quarterback in college," he said. "I've been playing that my whole life, although I do like defense cause you get to hit people. But I think realistically my future is at cornerback which is cool with me. That's what most coaches are recruiting me for."
Pryor has also been a fan of Miami (Fla.) and Nebraska, so how will this play into his recruiting?
"If they came around, it might play a smaller role," he said. "But that's not a bigger part, and it just depends what they have to offer me."
Recently, Pryor just got back from a visit to Virginia's Junior Day.
"It was nice there and fun, I like the schools," he said. "I also really liked the student teacher ratio and the fact they have a good education."
Pryor will compete in the Blue Chip Combine at Rutgers University on May 2nd.
As for this summer, he is planning to attend camps at Iowa, Penn State, Nebraska and Maryland.
College coaches and top prospects interested in more info on the Blue Chip Combine can e-mail mike@rivals.com
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