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Mt. Juliet's Trey Pruitt commits to Austin Peay

Trey Pruitt is the sixth player from the Midstate to commit to Austin Peay.

Trey Pruitt is the sixth player from the Midstate to commit to Austin Peay.

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — Austin Peay’s Midstate presence continues to grow.

Mt. Juliet tight end Trey Pruitt announced his commitment to the Governors via his personal Twitter account Sunday night, becoming the seventh early commitment the program has received for the 2017 recruiting class.

“First I want to thank God for blessing me with my talents. I also want to thank my family and my friends who have been along for the ride. I also want to thank my coaches for guiding me and helping me achieve my goals. I also want to thank the coaches who have recruited me and believed in me, but I will be committing to Austin Peay State University,” Pruitt wrote.

Mt. Juliet's Trey Pruitt (18) catches a pass over Ravenwood's Zack Stallcup during the first half at Ravenwood High School in Brentwood, Tenn., Friday, Sept. 4, 2015.

Mt. Juliet’s Trey Pruitt (18) catches a pass over Ravenwood’s Zack Stallcup during the first half at Ravenwood High School in Brentwood, Tenn., Friday, Sept. 4, 2015.

Pruitt, who also plays basketball and baseball, had received offers from Cornell, Tennessee Tech and Kentucky Christian.

With the addition of Pruitt, coach Will Healy’s second recruiting class jumps up to six coming from the Middle Tennessee area. Pruitt joins Brentwood Academy fullback Jack McDonald and quarterback Jeremiah Oatsvall, Hendersonville lineman Brandon Dove, Independence wide receiver Owen Murphy and Station Camp linebacker Hunter Scholato, who is the younger brother of current Austin Peay player Gunnar Scholato. Offensive lineman Seth Johnson from Lewisburg High School in Mississippi also has committed.

Reach Autumn Allison at 931-245-0248 and on Twitter @Aallison25. 

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