3* Nehemiah Pritchett was another under the radar prospect who turned a strong camp performance into an offer and eventually a commitment. The Jackson, AL native blew the coaching staff away by reportedly running sub 4.4 40s at camp this past summer. Auburn’s clocks tend to run a little fast so I suspect he’s in the 4.4-4.5 range but the truth remains the same. This dude’s fast.
That speed led Auburn to offering Pritchett but his commitment would not come until much later. How much of that was Auburn asking him to wait or Pritchett taking his time before making the call, I’m not sure but in the end he’s all Auburn.
Pritchett started building some hype when he outplayed former Auburn commit Cordale Flott in a spring exhibition game earlier this year. That clout only grew over the summer as he blew flashed his elite speed at multiple camps. A strong senior year helped his offer list grow even further with the likes of Nebraska and Virginia Tech offering in recent months.
Listed at 6’0”, Pritchett appears to have a nice wingspan that should allow him to match up fine against bigger wide receivers. His speed makes it hard for him to ever truly be beat as he can quickly recover but he will need to improve technique wise. Especially when it comes to playing press coverage. But he’s very good playing the ball in the air and I think has elite closing speed. I could see him at any spot in the defensive backfield but would love to see Auburn try him out at Star this fall.
The Tigers have done pretty well finding under the radar prospects in the state of Alabama recently and I think that trend will continue with Pritchett.
War Eagle Nehemiah!