- William Wilkerson, RecruitingNation
Class of 2013 defensive end Torrodney Prevot (Houston/Alief Taylor) woke up Thursday morning with three offers. By mid afternoon he’d doubled that.
The 6-foot-4, 220-pound Prevot received an offer from Baylor early in the morning and added offers from Oklahoma and Texas after that.
“It was a crazy day for me,” said Prevot, who already had offers from LSU, Texas A&M and Utah.
As it pertains to the Texas offer, Prevot said he called Longhorns defensive ends coach Oscar Giles and Giles said that he would get his offer if and when he makes it to Austin for Texas’ second junior day on Feb. 25. The Longhorns don’t normally offer players, especially this early on, until the recruit meets with Mack Brown.
Prevot said he would “probably” make it to Austin next week.
He said he was first contacted by Giles “about a year ago” but that the conversation was merely a “meet and greet.” Prevot was an all-district performer last season by totaling 53 tackles, 18 tackles-for-loss and 12 sacks.
“I just love the atmosphere and that it is a college town,” Prevot said of Texas. “Everything is built around the Longhorns. I love all of the rivalries they have and the fact that everyone wants to take them out.”
Prevot also told RecruitingNation something special for Longhorns fans.
"I like the color of burnt orange," he said.
Prevot called Texas before he called Oklahoma, but Giles didn’t answer his initial call. So he called Sooners defensive ends coach Bobby Jack Wright and was offered in his first ever conversation with an Oklahoma coach.
“I really never even thought about Oklahoma. The call was a surprise to me,” he said. “I thought about them before and what it would be like to get an offer. It was big.”
Prevot didn’t have any set plans to visit Oklahoma but planned on finalizing those in the next few days. He runs the 200 meters, throws shot put and long jumps for Alief Taylor, so he’ll have to work around his track schedule.
As for Baylor, Prevot said he was interested in the Bears because of their academic. That will be the most important factor when it comes to him choosing a school.
“First of all it has to be a good academics,” he said of his criteria for choosing a school, which he thinks he’ll do in the next few months. “I don’t want to go somewhere where I know I am going to start. I want to go somewhere where I know I can compete. I like to compete.”
The Longhorns already have a commitment from one defensive end in Jake Raulerson (Celina, Texas/Celina). They are also interested in ends Vincent Taylor (San Antonio/Madison) and D.J. Ward (Lawton, Okla.).
Texas clearly made defensive ends a point of emphasis in 2012 by taking Torshiro Davis away from LSU on signing day, snagging Bryce Cottrell away from Oregon in the final days leading to signing day, and hanging on to early commitments Hassan Ridgeway and Caleb Bluiett.
They will join a roster in 2012 with holdovers Alex Okafor, Jackson Jeffcoat, Reggie Wilson, Cedric Reed and Chris Whaley. Those numbers will dwindle some in 2013 as Okafor will have exhausted his eligibility and Jeffcoat could opt to forgo his senior season for the NFL Draft. Wilson and Whaley will also be seniors and Reed will be a junior.
So Texas will have a solid mixture of experienced upperclassmen as well as youthful underclassmen by the time 2013 rolls around. Prevot now has an opportunity to be a part of that blend should he choose.