Torrodney Prevot is finally working with his own football team.
That probably doesn't seem like a novel concept for the Alief Taylor High School defensive end from Houston. But considering Prevot's whirlwind spring schedule, it's nice to get back to some normalcy. Whether it was a trip to the Nike Football Training Camp in Dallas at the end of March, or his visit to LSU's spring game two weeks ago, Prevot, a four-star prospect, has maintained a busy schedule so far this spring.
With those types of trips winding down for the time being, Prevot said it's been good to get back to work on his own team.
"Everything is going pretty good. The team looks pretty good altogether, and we should look good going into the season," he said. "I'm working more on my own strength right now, and then more technique."
Now, at the outset of the spring evaluation period, it will be college programs coming to see Prevot, rather than the other way around. It's still early in the evaluation window, so Prevot said he hasn't received any visits. But big name programs have already come calling -- Prevot said he's talked to Texas defensive ends coach Oscar Giles, as well as USC head man Lane Kiffin.
"It's kind of dying down a little bit after spring practice," he said. "But most of the coaches are going to come see me during my spring, so it should be great."
Prevot said LSU has talked to him about potentially visiting him in Houston sometime in the next few weeks, with special teams coordinator Thomas McGaughey and defensive line coach Brick Haley as likely candidates to make the trip. They undoubtedly won't be the only ones, as Prevot boasts an offer list of 16 schools. Prevot said he expects to see the likes of Texas, Oklahoma and Oregon before it's all said and done.
"Mostly all of my offers are going to come in," he said. "It should be a lot of them. It's going to be good, but I'm still going to go out and work with my team and try to make sure we build everything and not just me."
LSU would be wise to stay with Prevot while his trip to Death Valley is still fresh in the memory. The 6-foot-4, 205 pound defensive end took in the spring game April 1, and he said he was impressed by the energy of the team and the 35,000 fans in attendance.
"It was exciting. It was actually more than I expected," he said. "I got to see a lot of competition and guys working hard, and all the coaches were getting into it with the players and even with the recruits."
The trip tired Prevot out enough that he didn't make it to Austin for Texas' spring game the following day. But don't read too much into that. As busy as he's been, Prevot said he doesn't intend to make a commitment until he's done some more work and made several campus visits this fall.