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Thursday, February 16, 2012
Sooners offer 2013 DE Torrodney Prevot

By Damon Sayles

Torrodney Prevot (Houston, Texas/Taylor) scored a huge trifecta Thursday.

The talented defensive end woke up Thursday morning with three offers. He scored three more within roughly a 90-minute span by early Thursday afternoon, as Texas, Oklahoma and Baylor all put themselves in the running for Prevot’s services for 2013. Prevot had offers from LSU, Texas A&M and Utah, which he picked up earlier this week.

"It's amazing," said Prevot, a 6-foot-4, 220-pound end. "I'm just trying to stay humble and keep focus."

Baylor was the first to offer late Thursday morning. Oklahoma offered quickly afterward. Texas then offered minutes after that.

Of the three, Texas and Oklahoma seemed to spark Prevot the most, although he is quite intrigued by Baylor. He has been a longtime fan of the Longhorns, and he has had the utmost respect for Oklahoma for several years. Defensive ends coach Oscar Giles has been Prevot's recruiting contact at Texas.

"The city of Austin is amazing, and I've always liked Texas," Prevot said. "It used to be my dream school. I've always followed Mack Brown. The coaching staff is great, and I would love to see them grow in interest."

He then added something special for Longhorns fans.

"I like the color of burnt orange," he said.

As for Oklahoma, there's a high level of admiration for the program and what it has been able to accomplish. Prevot has been in contact with Sooners defensive ends coach Bobby Jack Wright. Prevot likes the fact that the Sooners have won seven national championships and are constantly in the running for a national title.

"Oklahoma is a terrific team. I would play there. The interest is definitely there," Prevot said. "We will see the best of what they have to offer and see what I can offer them as an athlete."

The wildcard of the trio is Baylor. There's a lot about the program that Prevot doesn't know -– other than the fact that the reigning Heisman Trophy winner played there -– but he's willing to learn and wants to hear more from head coach Art Briles and his coaching staff.

Prevot said inside receivers coach Kendal Briles has been his primary recruiting contact.

"I've never been to Baylor," Prevot said, "but I have heard of the interest this past summer. Up until then, it hadn't been that serious."

The winner of the Prevot sweepstakes will get a player who uses his quickness to his advantage against larger defenders. Prevot, who runs the 40 in 4.5 seconds, was an all-district selection in 2011 after recording 53 tackles and 12 sacks. Because of his speed and awareness, Prevot is being looked at as both an end and an outside linebacker.

Whatever the case, he's just happy to get looks -– and he's hoping more offers will follow.