Ohio State landed another big fish out of Georgia on Monday.
Isaiah Pryor, who is rated as the state’s No. 2 prospect for 2017, committed to Ohio State out of nearly 40 offers, including Notre Dame, Texas and UGA.
“Man, I’ve been knowing them at Ohio State for such a long time,” Pryor told the AJC. “I have been able to build a relationship with the coaches, and I’ve been able to go up there and visit. I got a good feel for the campus. I just like Ohio State a lot.”
Pryor is a 6-foot-2,190-pounder out of Archer High School who is coveted for his size and athleticism at the safety position.
“They are getting an outstanding student, young man and football player – he has got all of the pieces,” Archer coach Andy Dyer told the AJC. “There are not a lot of 6-foot-2 safeties out there. They are at a premium, just because of all the man coverage that people have to play. He will do an unbelievable job at Ohio State.”
There is a small glimmer of hope for other schools with Pryor. He told the AJC that he may still visit his other suitors.
“We think we might take some official visits to other schools. I don’t know. We’re going to have to talk to the coaches about that. We will see.”
Pryor is rated as the nation’s No. 38 overall prospect for 2017. Ohio State had had success in Georgia before, beating SEC schools last year for Liberty County linebacker Raekwon McMillan, the state’s No. 2 prospect for 2014.