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Monday, April 1, 2013
Texas is first to offer 2015 S Larry Pryor

By Max Olson

Until he stepped into Mack Brown’s office on Saturday, Larry Pryor (Sulphur Springs, Texas/Sulphur Springs) still didn’t believe it.

He’d heard, of course, that once Texas started handing out 2015 offers, there was a good chance one would come his way. He found that hard to believe.

So when the sophomore safety prospect sat down in the Texas head coach’s office, the moment was a bit surreal.

“I was very excited. I didn’t think anything like that would happen to me, being a sophomore and all,” Pryor said. “Coach Mack called me into his office, showed me around and sat me down and talked to me about the university and how I’d fit in there. And then he offered me.”

Considering this was the 5-foot-11, 192-pound prospect’s first scholarship offer, Pryor was understandably impressed by the gesture.

After becoming the third 2015 prospect to land a UT offer, Pryor took in Texas’ Orange-White spring game. He kept a close eye on the secondary and said he liked the Longhorns’ aggressive style of play, as well as a chance to catch up with secondary coach Duane Akina before and after the game.

“He said he expects big things out of me,” Pryor said, “and he’s going to come watch me in May and he knows I’m a good player.”

Despite having a good time on his second trip to Texas this spring, Pryor said it didn’t cross his mind to consider committing.

“I wasn’t planning on committing at all,” he said. “Not right then. I still want to think about it some. I feel like I’m in good shape right now.”

Pryor has been hearing from most of the state’s top programs and is looking forward to hitting the road again soon. He said he’ll visit Texas A&M’s spring game on April 13 and Texas Tech’s spring game the following weekend.

“I’m looking forward to seeing who wants me and who else is interested and talking to me,” he said. “I’m still thinking I’m a year away, probably.”

Pryor led Sulphur Springs with 118 tackles, 10 pass breakups and one interception in 2012. He’s the first safety prospect to land a UT offer for 2015.