Posted 12:15 p.m.
Top-rated high school quarterback Terrelle Pryor ended his long recruitment picking Ohio State today at a press conference held at his high school.
The Jeannette, Pa., native said over the weekend he had narrowed his choices to two schools, believed to be Ohio State and Michigan. But this afternoon he put on a black hat with a scarlet ‘O’ on the front.
Pryor had delayed his decision by six weeks from National Signing Day, when most recruits sign binding letters of intent. In a press conference on Signing Day, Pryor said he would take more time to visit Penn State and Oregon. Pryor never actually took an official visit to either school.
Pryor’s decision leaves Michigan’s quarterback situation muddled. None of the returning quarterbacks on Michigan’s roster have experience playing in the spread offense, which new Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez is installing. Pryor’s skill set seemed to be a good fit for the system.
Rodriguez did successfully recruit one dual-threat quarterback, Justin Feagin, who will compete for playing time when he arrives on campus for the 2008 season.
At Michigan’s first spring practice Saturday, Steve Threet, Nick Sheridan and David Cone took the majority of snaps under center. All three are traditional pocket passers.