Sunday, January 6, 2013
USC commit Prevot talks Irish, Aggies
By Damon Sayles
SAN ANTONIO -- Unlike many football recruits, ESPN 300 defensive end Torrodney Prevot (Houston/Alief Taylor) had the opportunity to pick his bowl game. He received multiple invitations, but he chose the U.S. Army All-American Bowl because of the opportunities to play for the soldiers who put in work daily for the country.
While his team didn’t win on Saturday, Prevot said he enjoyed the bowl experience. A USC commit, Prevot had the chance to play alongside several future college teammates and established new relationships with fellow standouts.
“It really was an honor just to know I made it this far,” Prevot said. “To play for those risking their lives every day, just to give them entertainment, it felt good. Here, we were actually playing for the U.S. Army. We’re showing that we appreciate everything they’re doing.”
ESPN 300 DE Torrodney Prevot was one of 13 USC commits in the U.S. Army All-American Game, but he's still taking more visits before signing day.
A total of 13 USC commits were in San Antonio, and Prevot said he still intends on signing with the Trojans in February. Prevot, however, did admit that despite his being solid to USC, he will take a few visits before signing day. The 6-foot-4, 208-pound end has a Notre Dame visit set for Jan. 25. Prevot also said he’s been talking with Oregon, but no visits have been set.
“We really just started talking about a month ago, and they’ve really been in contact,” Prevot said of Notre Dame. “They want me to come down, so I’m going to go and see what they have in store for me.”
Prevot additionally hopes to take in a visit to Texas A&M. While nothing’s been set in stone, he’s interested in visiting College Station because the Aggies practically kicked off his recruiting process.
“I’ve always liked A&M. Sophomore year, that was the first school I talked to,” he said. “I’ve been talking to them now more than ever.”
Prevot committed to USC back in July but took an official visit to the campus the weekend of Dec. 7. Prevot is ranked No. 249 in the ESPN 300, and he's ranked No. 21 among defensive ends nationally.