The 20 Day Dash

By Jason Priestas on January 17, 2008 at 7:00 am
Richard PryorNo relation. Still awesome.

We're a little under three weeks out from national signing day and that can mean only one thing: you're going to be hearing more about Terrelle Pryor than you had ever thought possible.

The latest news is that he spoke to LSU offensive coordinator Gary Crowton over the phone and has added LSU to his list of approved suitors.

If you're Pryor, you have to listen to what the Tigers have to say. Crowton's gameplan for the national championship game was nothing short of brilliant and he has to be salivating at the thought of plugging Pryor into his system.

LSU joins Michigan and Oregon as schools Pryor will visit before signing day. He's in Ann Arbor this weekend, LSU the next and Oregon February 1st and 2nd. The thinking is that Pryor doesn't want to get too far away from moms, but this is the mind of a teenager we're dealing with.

The consensus among the recruitniks is that it most likely will come down to a decision between the Buckeyes and Wolverines. As it should.

Michigan, of course, was completely out of the picture until the arrival of the father-figure and mentor to Chris Henry and Pacman Jones last month. Now, in an interesting twist, West Virginia has been badgering the NCAA about the documents that Rodriguez shredded on his way out the door.

Was a Pryor infraction sent to the the shred bin? Is it a reflection of character that he informed a star recruit of his decision to move on before telling the kids on his team? Those are unknowns, but we do know that the quarterback poised to start at Michigan next season left with a quickness, saying "I didn't get a chance to ask a lot of questions", about his meetings with Rodriguez. Signs are pointing North.

Ohio State, meanwhile has been doing its part. The Vest was in Pryor's home for a visit just yesterday and he hopes to hang on to Vince 2.0 after leading the derby for much of the past 5 months. The 2008 class is already top 3 material, but adding Pryor would push it into the top spot. caught up to Pryor and asked him about his leader and the Buckeye sticker on his helmet at the Army All-American game:

"I don't have a leader. We were all having fun at the U.S. Army All American Bowl with the Buckeyes on the helmets and I'm close to a lot of those guys, but I won't know where I'm going until I at least visit Michigan and maybe another place."

So coy.

He's going to have his fun for the next 20 days and toy with millions of fans, the whole while handing out quotes. If that's not enough for you, be sure to tune in to the WWL at noon on February 6 to see him announce.