Buckeyes Running Back Commit Evan Pryor Will Forgo Senior Season and Enroll Early at Ohio State

By Zack Carpenter on August 13, 2020 at 5:03 pm
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Evan Pryor (Nick Harris, 247Sports)

Evan Pryor and TreVeyon Henderson will be coming to Ohio State with fresh legs.

Pryor on Thursday announced via Twitter that he is foregoing his senior season at William Amos Hough (N.C.) High School. Instead, the Buckeyes' 2021 running back commit will focus on training as he prepares to enroll early at Ohio State in January.

“These past three years have been an amazing journey,” Pryor tweeted. “I would like to give a huge thanks to the entire Hough High School for not only believing in me to become a better football player, but a greater man.

“Given the NCHSAA's decision, in January I plan on enrolling at The Ohio State University early which means I will not play my senior season with my high school. But in this decision I feel confident and well prepared thanks to the support I have gotten from my coaches.”

On Wednesday, the North Carolina High School Athletic Association released an amended 2020-2021 sports schedule, pushing high school football back with a start date of Feb. 8 for the first practice, Feb. 26 for the first game and April 9 for the final regular season game.

With Pryor's hopes to make an early impact for the Buckeyes, the No. 85 overall player and No. 2 all-purpose back in America decided it was in his best interest to move forward with the early enrollment plan.

That is the same plan that fellow running back commit Henderson, the No. 15 overall player and No. 1 running back in the 2021 class, announced he is moving forward with after the Virginia High School League announced that it was pushing high school football back to a February start date as well.

Pryor joins Henderson, Jordan Hancock and Sam Hart as fellow Ohio State 2021 commits to announce they are skipping their senior seasons and will enroll early in Columbus.

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