Ht: 6-8 Wt: 325
Scout: 5-Star #3 OT
247Sports: 4-Star #3 OT
ESPN: 4-Star #3 OT
Malcolm Pridgeon is only the third junior college prospect to sign a national letter of intent with Ohio State in the last 10 years and the second by coach Urban Meyer, after receiver Corey Smith in 2013 ... he announced his decision to attend Ohio State on national signing day and thus became the fifth offensive lineman for Ohio State in the class ... Pridgeon played two seasons at Nassau Community College, in Garden City, N.Y., under coach Joe Osovet after a high school career at Central Islip (N.Y.) High ... he is considered the top junior college offensive tackle in the nation, by JuCo Football Scouting ... he has a 5-star ranking from Scout and 4-star rankings by ESPN, Rivals and 247Sports ... he is listed as the No. 3 junior college offensive tackle by both 247Sports and ESPN and he is rated among the Top 5 players overall, including No. 4 by Scout, No 5 by 247Sports and No. 5 on the ESPN JC50 ... a two-year all-Northeast Football Conference performer at Nassau, Pridgeon was a first-team NJCAA All-American this past season ... he helped Nassau to a 10-0 season in 2014 with the team finishing sixth nationally and defeating Scottsdale JuCo in the Valley of the Sun Bowl game ... he was second team-all New York state as a senior at Central Islip H.S. and was rated as a 4-star prospect ... he played for coach Joe Taormina ... agile and athletic, he was a fine high school basketball player and made the 2014 Class AA all state-tournament team ... also competed in track and field ... Pridgeon is the son of Peggy White and the late James Earl Pridgeon.
Ohio State, Alabama, Baylor, Arkansas, Florida, Ole Miss, Nebraska, West Virginia
Taylor Decker, Korey Stringer
Very powerful run blocker who will latch on to defenders and chase them into the ground. Difficult for pass rushers to get around due to his reach. Strong.
He will likely enter fall camp and be in the two deep rather soon. They will throw everything at him and see how he holds up. If he does as they expect, he could end up winning a starting tackle job.