When it comes to recruiting, the tide can change several times during the course of a season.
Last month, it appeared Louisville (Ky.) Eastern defensive tackle Myron Pryor was nearing a verbal commitment to the hometown Cardinals. Now he says he’s not so sure.
“Kentucky and Indiana have been staying on me hard,” he said. “They’re making it a tougher decision than I thought it would be. I still like Louisville and all, but it’s come down to the point of who has the better conference. Kentucky is in the SEC and Indiana is in the Big Ten, and that’s the kind of competition and TV time that I would like to have.
“Plus, Indiana says they’re losing a DT this year, and that I could come in and start right away if I commit to them. Kentucky says I’d have a chance to play early, too.”
Pryor (6-1, 300, 5.0) is the top-rated defensive lineman in the Bluegrass State this season. He just wrapped up his senior season with 35 tackles and eight sacks.
Now he’s preparing for official visits.
“I’m going to Kentucky on the weekend of the Tennessee game (Nov. 29), and I’ll be going up to Indiana on Dec. 6,” he said. “I don’t have a date with Louisville yet. They told me they’re still waiting for my test score before they can do anything.
“That’s something else I kind of like about Kentucky. Coach Phillips has talked a lot about their academic support they have there for the athletes. I’m not the best with book smarts, so that’s something that I need in college.”
Prior maintains a 2.7 GPA and is awaiting his latest test scores.