UofL Football went down south to GA and got a commitment from 3 Star GA ATH Jeremiah Pruitte. Pruitte plays for Wheeler High School in Marietta, GA.
— JP (@_jlp5) July 15, 2018
The 6’6 218 lbs player chose UofL over offers from Pittsburgh, Syracuse, and Purdue, among others. Cardinals WR coach and co-offensive coordinator Lonnie Galloway was the primary recruiter of Pruitte per 247sports.com.
Pruitte plays multiple positions for Wheeler High; among them OLB, WR, and TE.
In watching Pruitte’s Hudl highlights, he’s tall, he’s big, and he’s physical. One of his best attributes is his blocking. Pruitte is a great downfield blocker as a WR. His team utilizes this skill a lot in bubble screens. He’s able to seal off defenders and open a lane for the receiver with the football to gain yards.
As an OLB, he shows great instincts at reading the QB’s eyes on pass plays and getting to where the ball will be thrown. In one instance, he beats the receiver to the ball, intercepts it, and uses his speed to return it for a TD. Pruitte showed skills rushing the passer and in stopping the run game as well. He used his long arms to keep opponents from getting leverage on him and his speed to get around the edge and make plays.
As a receiver, Pruitte displayed ability to adjust to the ball in flight to make catches; whether it be going high and using his height and long arms to make the catch or adjusting to the ball being thrown behind him to reel in the catch. The catch radius he has because of his long arms is excellent.
He displayed good route running to get open over the middle a lot or to beat defenders down the field. Once Pruitte catches the ball, the ball will not be fumbled. Pruitte possesses steel trap hands. He has the speed to break away from defenders and he is a powerful runner, breaking tackles of defenders.
Coach Bobby Petrino is obviously loves Jeremiah Pruitte’s versatility. He could potentially line up at WR as well as TE or maybe they could utilize his athleticism on defense at the OLB position. Wherever he lines up, Pruitte has all the potential to be an excellent weapon for the football team.