Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Three-star OT recaps Texas Tech visit
By Damon Sayles
Three-star offensive tackle Jovan Pruitt (Dallas/Bishop Dunne) is still a way off from making a final decision in his recruiting process. A trip to West Texas over the weekend further complicated an already difficult decision.
Pruitt took in Texas Tech on June 29 and gave the visit high marks. The 6-foot-6, 295-pound lineman is being recruited by Red Raiders cornerbacks coach Kevin Curtis to play left tackle.
“The trip went well; I really enjoyed it there,” Pruitt said of Texas Tech and Lubbock, Texas. “I spent the whole day there but wanted to spend another night there just to spend day with the players and cohabitate. I really enjoyed myself. I liked the atmosphere, and I want to get down there for a game.”
Add Texas Tech to a competitive mix of programs for Pruitt, who has additional offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Baylor, Texas Tech, Florida, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, and several others. Pruitt said he doesn’t have a timetable for cutting his list down, let alone making a decision, but he is going to continue to take his time and not put pressure on himself.
“I’m pretty open,” he said. “I want to cut it down sooner or later, but everything is pretty open. When it’s time, it’ll happen.”
Pruitt said he doesn’t have any plans to take any more unofficial visits. Along with Texas Tech, Pruitt made a trip to Arkansas and also checked in with Baylor coaches at a satellite camp in Dallas.
Pruitt is ranked No. 38 among offensive tackles nationally for the Class of 2014. He is listed No. 71 among players in Texas.