Terrelle Pryor claims he is going to wait until signing day, February 2nd, before he announces his college choice, but talk has picked up recently over the Buckeyes holding a slight lead.
Ohio Sate's team and crowd made sure to roll out the scarlet carpet for the nation's top recruit during his visit to Columbus this past weekend. Not only did Ohio State take care of the Wisconsin in front of 105,000+, most of the crowd started chanting Pryor's name, giving him a taste of Buckeye love.
How do you think that conversation went for Tressel after the game? "Thanks for coming Terrelle, I'm glad you could witness our 28th straight regular season victory, 20th within the conference. If we can win 2 more, we'll get to our 3rd national title game in 6 years. You know, you remind us of Troy Smith, last year's Heisman winner and Todd Boeckman is putting up similar numbers this year, therefore you would have success here. Take your time, but let me know when you are ready to commit."
Pryor is set to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Jan. 5, joining 4 other future Buckeyes in this showcase of high school talent. After completing an undefeated regular season, Dublin Coffman's Mike Adams and Jake Stoneburner received their jerseys and official invitations. Those two will be joining Ben Buchanan (K) and Devier Posey (WR) who have also accepted invites. Posey's jersey presentation, included a visit from Chad Johnson, confirming to Devier he had chosen the correct OSU.
Andrew Sweat was recently featured in an interview with DeathRattleSports. Sweat lead his Trinity HS team to a 43-16 victory in the first round of playoff action and he seems to be in close contact with Pryor. Ohio State only has a few more scholarships to give out for next year's class and one of those could be filled by next week. As 11W mentioned last week, Etienne Sabino has narrowed his choices to OSU and USC. Ohio State has already secured his teammate Travis Howard and Sabino could soon follow, with a possible announcement by November 12th.