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Reitz said every interested school except Notre Dame -- which told Pryor he would get a shot at quarterback or be moved to wide receiver -- is recruiting Pryor as a quarterback.

 

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/search/s_508057.html

 

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Didn't see this posted, but could you imagine if he actually took us up on that offer. 6'6" with a 4.4 40. Not going to happen, but a man can dream, can't he?

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Reitz said every interested school except Notre Dame -- which told Pryor he would get a shot at quarterback or be moved to wide receiver -- is recruiting Pryor as a quarterback.

 

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/search/s_508057.html

 

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Didn't see this posted, but could you imagine if he actually took us up on that offer. 6'6" with a 4.4 40. Not going to happen, but a man can dream, can't he?

Yea, it would be nice Svo, but something tells me he probably closed his ears as soon as CW told him that. Oh well, like the poster above me said, at least he's being honest.
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Reitz said Pryor and Florida football coach Urban Meyer were text messaging each other during the NCAA basketball championship game between Florida and Ohio State.

 

----God how I hate him. Urban was probably like "Hey Pal how you doin? I'm just at the NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP basketball game that we're winning. Did I mention how our football team won it this year as well? We have Tebow and another 5 star QB we picked up last year, but they suck compared to you and I gaurentee you'll start as soon as you get here! The weather down here is hot, naked girls, my countless BBQ's...ok I love you champ."

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im not sure if that's necessarily true. He could have a future at QB. If he wants to play quarterback he should play quarterback. Vince Young seems to be doing alright so far. Michael Vick is atleast cashing in in the NFL, whether or not he'll ever be good.

 

I do think Weis should be honest with him and say, look we want you as an athlete cause we're set at QB. It is weird though that we have 2 huge TE's in this class, one thats definately a pass catching TE, we're recruiting another big TE as a WR and now this?

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Charlie is telling him what everyone else is thinking. That if he is to play in the NFL, his future is at WR.

 

But of course coaches are more interested in selling kids a bill of goods than to do whats best for everyone involved.

 

Says who?

 

I don't think we can peg a kid's NFL future until he plays a year or 2 at the D1 level

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Charlie is telling him what everyone else is thinking. That if he is to play in the NFL, his future is at WR.

 

But of course coaches are more interested in selling kids a bill of goods than to do whats best for everyone involved.

 

Says who?

 

I don't think we can peg a kid's NFL future until he plays a year or 2 at the D1 level

 

He isnt very impressive throwing the ball. Besides the fact he ran 30 more times than he threw it.

 

http://www.netscape.com/viewstory/2007/03/04/terrelle-pryor-video-youtube-football-recruiting/?url=http%3A%2F%2Frizzosports.blogspot.com%2F2007%2F02%2Fterelle-pryor-video-youtube-football.html&frame=true

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Terrelle Pryor:

 

R. Att: 192

R. Yards: 1,676

Avg:8.7

TD:29

 

P. Att: 163

P. Comp: 92

P. Pct: 56.4

P. Yards: 1,732

TD: 15

INT: 11

 

 

I know that we shouldn't put a whole lot of stock on one's high school statistics, so I really don't think there are any grounds to "bash" him. However, two trends do stand out.

 

1. He runs more than he passes - now, a lot of that may be by design, but he did show a tendency to trust his legs when things broke down on the video Ray provided us.

 

2. His TD/INT disparity isn't all that impressive.

 

Based on the film Rivals provides, I must say that the majority of his throws were rainbows where receivers were wide open. His arm strength looked pretty average - in other words, all his throws lack "zip". And, based on the very limited # of times the film shows him throwing it into some form of coverage, I don't think he's that confident in his arm either. This might be getting too nit-picky, and many of these things can be addressed if you have a patient QB coach, and you're willing to be diligent about them. The point remains though: his arm looks average, and the results do reflect it.

 

He's still just a junior, but given the Vince Young comparisons, where Vince's senior passing totals included 2,545 yards, 35 touchdowns, 4 interceptions on 131-of-224 completions, I think Pryor would have to show a major progression in his passing game to fulfill such comparisons. Physically? Yes. But developmentally, not to mention vs. weaker competition? No.

 

So I can see why some people feel that coaches are just joshing him when they say he's their QB of the future, when in reality they're thinking like Weis is saying. I don't know if I agree or disagree, but I do understand.

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Terrelle Pryor:

 

R. Att: 192

R. Yards: 1,676

Avg:8.7

TD:29

 

P. Att: 163

P. Comp: 92

P. Pct: 56.4

P. Yards: 1,732

TD: 15

INT: 11

 

 

I know that we shouldn't put a whole lot of stock on one's high school statistics, so I really don't think there are any grounds to "bash" him. However, two trends do stand out.

 

1. He runs more than he passes - now, a lot of that may be by design, but he did show a tendency to trust his legs when things broke down on the video Ray provided us.

 

2. His TD/INT disparity isn't all that impressive.

 

Based on the film Rivals provides, I must say that the majority of his throws were rainbows where receivers were wide open. His arm strength looked pretty average - in other words, all his throws lack "zip". And, based on the very limited # of times the film shows him throwing it into some form of coverage, I don't think he's that confident in his arm either. This might be getting too nit-picky, and many of these things can be addressed if you have a patient QB coach, and you're willing to be diligent about them. The point remains though: his arm looks average, and the results do reflect it.

 

He's still just a junior, but given the Vince Young comparisons, where Vince's senior passing totals included 2,545 yards, 35 touchdowns, 4 interceptions on 131-of-224 completions, I think Pryor would have to show a major progression in his passing game to fulfill such comparisons. Physically? Yes. But developmentally, not to mention vs. weaker competition? No.

 

So I can see why some people feel that coaches are just joshing him when they say he's their QB of the future, when in reality they're thinking like Weis is saying. I don't know if I agree or disagree, but I do understand.

College coach don't put a lot of stock in high school stats. If that was the case, kids like Jonthan English (ASU signee), John Brown (Florida signee) and Darren Evans (VT signee) would've been national recruits. College coaches are only worried about how you project to the next level. There are numerous high school players who have put up outrageous numbers, yet it didn't translate to the next level.

 

Without Pryor, his high school team is probably a .500 team. He really doesn't have that much talent around him and he led them to the state title game and were 2 minutes away from winning it, before they ended up blowing the lead.

 

His athleticism is what has all of these college coaches in awe. 6'6 4.4 QB's don't come around too often.

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I hope he lands anywhere but Penn St...... I really couldn't handle listening to Penn State fans if he ends up there.

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I hope he lands anywhere but Penn St...... I really couldn't handle listening to Penn State fans if he ends up there.
Amen to that
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I hope he lands anywhere but Penn St...... I really couldn't handle listening to Penn State fans if he ends up there.
Amen to that

If he ends up at PSU, then all I will hear is Terelle Pryor is great, were gonna win the NC, Terelle Pryor is better than Jimmy Clausen and things of that nature. I would much rather see him go to tOSU or Pitt.

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Understood Shark. I said it myself, HS stats should be taken with a grain of salt. Darius Walker had better HS #'s than Hershel Walker... and I think we all know who's going to be the better back in the NFL.

 

But... I think in a way you illustrated my point. You noted his size and speed, which is why people are after him. It's not because of his arm, and from the looks of it, he needs to work on that aspect of his game, both from a statistical standpoint, as well as what we see on film. Stats are great if you've got them, but aren't a prerequisite for college football, so I see your point. Just wanted to throw out a bit of a comparison #'s wise to Vince, since everyone talks about how Pryor is the second coming.

 

No question though, his athleticism is pretty jaw dropping, and does look a lot like Vince Young when the ball is in his hands.

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I hope he lands anywhere but Penn St...... I really couldn't handle listening to Penn State fans if he ends up there.
Amen to that

If he ends up at PSU, then all I will hear is Terelle Pryor is great, were gonna win the NC, Terelle Pryor is better than Jimmy Clausen and things of that nature. I would much rather see him go to tOSU or Pitt.

 

 

All I heard was how great Morelli was whenever Michael Robinson had a bad game.... then Morelli took over... and.... well yeah he didn't do anything :lol: I guess I'll have to listen to how great Pat Devlin is even if Pryor doesn't end up there.... there's no escape

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