Many fans know how much the Ohio State football program is trying to get a running back for its 2021 class. One of those backs now has OSU in their final six.
The Ohio State football program has been offering almost every top running back recruit in the nation a scholarship for the 2021 recruiting class. According to 247Sports, the Buckeyes have sent offers to Donovan Edwards, Camar Wheaton, Corey Kiner, Cody Brown, Brandon Campbell, Will Shipley, Evan Pryor, and Lovasea Carroll.
One of those backs announced that the Buckeyes are now among their final six teams on Thursday. That back is Evan Pryor as he also listed Oklahoma, USC, Penn State, North Carolina and Georgia as the other five via a post on Twitter.
Pryor could be a pretty talented back at the collegiate level. Ranking as the fifth-best back in the nation according to 247Sports, Pryor is a four-star and is the fourth overall recruit in all of North Carolina. For Hough High School last season, Pryor ran for 1,130 yards and 11 touchdowns on 164 carries, averaging 6.9 yards per carry, according to MaxPreps. This is after running for 912 yards and 10 touchdowns on 146 carries as a sophomore.
Pryor is a pretty quick back too as he ran a 4.31 40-yard-dash last April, according to 247Sports.
We saw what a quick back can do in this Ohio State offense the past three seasons and especially in 2019 as J.K. Dobbins ran for over 2,000 yards this past year as a junior. Why wouldn’t Pryor see what Dobbins did at OSU and want to follow in his footsteps?
Ohio State only had one running back commit in its 2020 class in three-star Miyan Williams, so the program is in desperate need of one for its 2021 class. Maybe Pryor can be that guy, and, again, after watching Dobbins’ and Master Teague’s success last year – why wouldn’t he want to be?