Owen Prentice is the nation’s eighth-best guard prospect for the class of 2021 and the Pac-12 will be securing his services if his top six list is any indicator.
Prentice thanked the coaches across the nation who have recruited him to date but the Bishop O’Dea High School star is likely staying out west.
Thank you to all the coaches who have recruited me to this point but with that being said these are the final 6 schools I am focusing on moving forward ✌️ pic.twitter.com/24rB38DPrb— Owen Prentice (@OwenPrentice78) April 23, 2020
Prentice is from Seattle so it’s easy to see why the Pac-12 is a likely landing spot for him but him listing the California Golden Bears, Stanford Cardinal, Arizona State Sun Devils, USC Trojans, UCLA Bruins alongside his hometown Washington Huskies is a huge get for the conference.
Keeping top-tier talent on the west coast has to be imperative for the conference to continue playing at elite levels so Prentice’s decision to stay out west is terrific.
247Sports ranks Prentice as the eighth-best guard in the country and the fifth-best player in the state of Washington and he had 14 scholarship offers from schools all over.
He’s compared to current Cleveland Browns G Joel Bitonio and projects as a Round 4-7 draft prospect when the time comes to it. 247Sports National Recruiting Editor Brandon Huffman wrote in his evaluation of Prentice:
A smart, hardworking player who can play any spot on the offensive line. Projects as an interior linemen with his size and strength and ability to go up against defensive tackles. Has plus ability when pulling and getting in to the open field. Needs to continue to refine as a pass blocker since prep offense is mostly run-based but is a punishing run blocker and can play left guard at the next level. Great footwork and uses his hands well to engage his defender. Projects as multi-year Power 5 starter and projects as third day pick.
We’ll keep tabs on the 6’3, 280-pound guard as he narrows down the list even further, all the way to his commitment date over on the Pac-12 High School Commit Tracker.
Until then, good luck in your final season Owen!