RECRUITING: The Latest on Pratt
TigerRag.com checks in with the Texas running back.
by Daniel Mingea III
Tiger Rag Recruiting Analyst
One of the premier running backs in the class of 2009 is LSU commit Dexter Pratt. The 6-foot-2, 220-pound speedster rushed for 2,058 yards and 20 touchdowns during his junior campaign earning him All-State honors.
Entering this season the Navasota High School product hoped to out-gain those numbers while leading his team to a class 3A state title, but hurricanes have delayed the process.
Navasota defeated Henderson High School 35-34 and Palestine High 49-14 to begin the season before having its last two games postponed.
“Our last two games were canceled due to the weather and power outages,” Pratt informed. “Power just came back on last Thursday. Even though we hadn’t played in two weeks, we still practiced everyday. It was pretty hard for some of the guys, but I was OK because I live in the College Station area.
“Our first game since the hurricane will be this week against Rudder ,”Pratt added. “I think it will be like their first year having a varsity team so we should win pretty easily.”
Pratt informed TigerRag.com earlier in the year many preseason media guides projected his Navasota squad winning a Texas state title this year.
The 4-Star back is curious to see just how good his team truly is.
“I did alright in our first two games,” Pratt admitted. “In our first game (Henderson) we threw a lot so I didn’t get too many carries. I felt like I could have done better, but we still won.
“In our second game I had about 80 yards rushing and about 100 yards receiving with one rushing touchdown and one receiving touchdown,”Pratt continued. “I felt like that was my best blocking game too. We were doing fantastic before the hurricane and now we’re going to have to bounce back to see how good we are.”
Away from the field, Pratt had had the opportunity to take in some college football as he was in attendance this past weekend for the Miami vs. Texas A&M game.
“I wanted to watch the LSU vs. Auburn game, but I didn’t get to see it because one of my friends just committed to A&M and he wanted me to go to their game with him. I had someone record the LSU game for me though, but I haven’t had the chance to watch it yet.
“A&M ain’t that good,” Pratt joked. “Miami had too much speed for them.”
So how would LSU match-up with the speed of the Hurricanes?
“LSU would win for sure,” Pratt answered. “LSU has more experience and Miami’s still a little young.”
Note: Pratt intends on visiting LSU for the Georgia game and more than likely the Alabama game as well.