Four-Star 2017 Defensive Back Isaiah Pryor Commits to Ohio State

By Jeremy Birmingham on July 27, 2015 at 1:23 pm
Isaiah Pryor found his home in Columbus
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The Pryor File

  • Class: 2017
  • Size: 6-2/190
  • Pos: Safety
  • School: Archer (Lawrenceville, GA)
  • Composite Rating: ★★★★
  • Composite Rank: 2 (Safety)

Monday, the 2017 Ohio State recruiting class – already ranked as the nation's best – added another huge piece as Lawrenceville, Ga., defensive back Isaiah Pryor has committed to the Buckeyes.

The country's 36th-ranked prospect in the 2017 class, Pryor has made the Buckeyes a priority in his recruitment since his initial visit to campus in February. The Buckeyes, led by Kerry Coombs, responded in kind which led to three Pryor visits in 2015. That, apparently, was enough for the 6-foot-2, 195-pound defensive back and his family.

Notre Dame, Georgia, Oklahoma and Iowa – where Pryor's brother Richard is a walk-on offensive lineman – are among the programs the Archer High School star was seriously considering among his near 35 offers. He visited a number of schools, including a serious West Coast swing that included stops at UCLA, Stanford, USC and California. 

A big, rangy defensive back with a frame that could grow into the 215-220 range, Pryor fits the mold that Ohio State is searching for at defensive back. He's a top-tier student at Archer, one of the country's most dominant football programs. He shares the secondary at Archer with 2016 stars Dylan Singleton, Kyle Davis and 2017's Jamyest Williams, each of whom, like Pryor, is a four-star prospect nationally. 

The 6-foot-2, 195-pound Pryor is the 10th commitment in Ohio State's 2017 recruiting class and becomes the third defensive back in the class, joining Marcus Williamson and Shaun Wade. Each player, like Pryor, is ranked in the top 10 at their position nationally.

Eleven Warriors will have more on Isaiah Pryor's commitment soon.

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