Terrelle Pryor committed to Pitt during the school season but the top sophomore has decided to reevaluate his college recruitment. The 6-foot-6, 210-pound forward from Jeannete (Pa.) High School is focusing on getting better and hoping one of the nation's most storied programs become involved.
Pryor, a skilled forward that can go inside and out, was a big-time land for Jamie Dixon and his staff when the class of 2008 prospect picked the Panthers. Time past and Pryor said he may have jumped the gun.
"I de-committed from Pitt because it was something that I just had in my head for a while," Pryor said. "I wanted to take this time to get better and look at the situation a little later."
Pitt is still a player for his signature, Pryor said, so is Clemson, NC State, Xavier and others. He is hoping his play will bring out one of the big dogs, too.
"I want to be looked at North Carolina. That is my dream school," Pryor said. "I know I need to work in order to do that."
Pryor showed why he was such a coveted prospect for the home school at the King James Shooting Stars Classic. Playing alongside super talent Herb Pope, Pryor would pick his spots to shine.
"I just figured this is Herb's team and I'm just a younger one on the team so I need to learn from playing with them," he said. "When it is my turn to turn it on, I will. When the coach calls it for me, I'll do what I need to do."
Pryor gets it done. He's an athletic specimen that fills the lanes, goes inside for offensive boards and scores. He is developing his perimeter game. Pryor is a quiet scorer next to Pope but at the high school level, he's already topped the 1,000 point mark.