Evan Pryor will be making more moves in March. Just like he does on the football field.
The 4-star RB and nation’s No. 5 RB prospect (per 247Sports Composite) visited UGA in January for a key “Junior Day” visit He does plan to be back.
He told DawgNation on Thursday that he has three key visits lined up for March. To be clear, these will be unofficial visits.
The earliest a prospect can take an official visit to a NCAA Division One Football Bowl Subdivision program is on April 1 of a prospect’s junior year.
He plans to visit Georgia, North Carolina and Ohio State again in March, but added a shade of mystery to the timing of those visits beyond that.
“The schools are already set with the dates,” he said. “Just would rather keep them under the table.”
When the subject of officials has come up in the past with Pryor, he has said Georgia, Ohio State and Penn State were were most likely to garner those key visits.
Evan Pryor updates his anticipated decision timeline
There has been word circulating that April 5 was an approximate finish line for his college decision. Pryor told DawgNation on Thursday that it is really not a set date.
There’s no key family moment or calendar day to link it to. It is more of a goal.
“April is a ballpark month,” he told DawgNation.
That’s more of the expectation that should be set here. Look for Pryor to attempt to make his college decision sometime in April rather than the previously discussed April 5th date.
That will give him more flexibility. Pryor said in January that he had hope to have his decision locked in by the end of July.
I’m working towards my draft stock .. not a HS ranking .
— Evan Pryor (@evanpryor3) February 26, 2020
It appears he continues to apply his sprinter’s speed (10.82 in the 100 meters) to ramp up his college decision.
Pryor shared his final six schools on social media earlier this month. Georgia was in there, along with North Carolina, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Penn State and Southern California.
Final 6 ‼️
— Evan Pryor (@evanpryor3) February 13, 2020
There’s a distinct reason why the Bulldogs made that cut.
“They get all these five stars and huge linemen,” Pryor said recently about Georgia. “They are competing for something every year. It is kind of hard not to take a look and say that’s a good school and go visit. And then on top of that they are sending running backs to the league left and right so it almost a must to see Georgia if you are one of the top running backs in the nation.”
The North Carolina resident measured in at 5-foot-9.5 and 190 pounds at an Opening regional showing in April of 2019.
He topped the 1,000-yard mark last fall as a junior, but there’s more to his skill set than that. Pryor also had 38 catches for 646 yards and and eight touchdowns in the passing game.
Those totals averaged out to 17 yards per catch. All told, it means he was good for an average of 130 all-purpose yards per game last fall. His Amos Hough (Cornelius, NC) team compiled an 8-5 record last season.
North Carolina and Ohio State should be seen as major contenders here. The running back tradition at UGA also helps shape the pitch he’s hearing.
“Georgia just told me how highly they thought of me,” Pryor said last month. “They were only looking at five or six backs in the class and that I was one of them. They said I was one of them who would say if I wanted to commit right now, then I would be able to commit. It is a committable offer and they want me. So just getting that message across to me and letting me know how much I am wanted in Athens.”