Friday, March 21, 2008

Terrelle Pryor - Student Athlete

Yesterday, Terrelle Pryor, the highly recruited football and basketball standout from Jeannette High School, announced that he would be pursuing his edu- er, athletic career at "the University of Ohio State", otherwise known as The Ohio State University. He promises to be Ohio State's first freshman Academic All-American since Maurice Clarett.

I was pleased to hear that, because, after Notre Dame, Ohio State is my second most loathed football program, and now I don't have to worry about being disappointed if Mr. Pryor (as he is referred to by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, One of America's Great Newspapers) has a Clarett-like career.

But I must say that I'm impressed with Pryor. It's obvious that he's in this for the education. Pryor was also considering pursuing his education at the University of Michigan. However, he must have been swayed by a recent series of articles in the Ann Arbor News showing how Michigan student athletes are steered to the blow-off General Studies program.

It's good to know that Mr. Pryor will have a solid academic foundation should his athletic pursuits not pan out. I'm sure that Maurice Clarett wishes he'd pursued that law or criminal justice degree.


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