May 7, 2013

Big Jovan Pruitt has UNC offer on table

Bishop Dunne (TX) offensive lineman Jovan Pruitt is an imposing figure.

Heading into his senior year of high school,
Pruitt is already a 6-5, 275-pound man that will only get bigger and stronger as time goes on.

His frame alone has college coaches salivating over the potentiality that he could find his way onto their team.

The North Carolina Tar Heel football staff have extended an offer to the big man from Dallas and over the weekend Pruitt caught up with Tar Heel Illustrated to give a quick update on his recruitment process.

"I like North Carolina. I could see myself going to any college at this point," said Pruitt. "No one is really ahead of another and I'm just trying to weigh things out and see where I want to go, so that's what I'm doing."

Recently, Pruitt said in an interview with Mike Matya of Husker Online that three schools were sticking out a little bit more than others.

Those three were Oklahoma, Baylor and Texas Tech.

Pruitt plans to start taking some visits in the near future.

"I should start taking all of my visits during the summertime. I've got finals coming up and I'm trying to stay in good shape for those," said Pruitt.

With his height and lengthy wingspan, Pruitt already has the ideal size to make an immediate impact at the tackle position.

"I just want to come in and contribute wherever I go so that will be a big thing I'm looking for."

Pruitt spoke a little about what his strengths are as a player.

"My strengths are pass blocking and my physicality," said Pruitt. "I'm a verbal leader and I lead by actions. I talk the talk and I walk the walk. Everyone sees that and they know they have a lot of heart and that really motivates everybody else on my heart to get their job done as well."

Someone Pruitt sees as a benchmark is a recent SEC lineman that has garnered a lot of attention in the past because of his amazing story and abilities.

"I like Michael Oher. His story is a good story. How he came from kind of nothing to having anything that he wants. He's a good inspiration to me but I want to end up better than him," said Pruitt.

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