Quarterback coach George Whitfield is headed to South Florida to tutor former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor.
“It is my understanding I am heading (to Miami),” said Whitfield. “I look forward to working with him. From a kid that grew up in Ohio and knows how important the Buckeyes are and my relationship with coach Tressel and his relationship with coach Tressel … on top of the fact he’s talented and a big competitor. It’s a challenge to me. I know Terrelle wants to be as good as he can be.”
Earlier this year, Whitfield worked as the quarterback coach for Auburn University quarterback Cam Newton, who was chosen by the Carolina Panthers with the first overall pick of the 2011 NFL Draft.
Pryor was suspended for the first five games of his senior season before deciding to forego his final year of eligibility. Pryor has signed with Miami Beach-based Drew Rosenhaus and intends on entering the 2011 NFL Supplemental draft.
During his three-year career with the Buckeyes, the 6-6, 233-pound Pryor has completed 62.2% of his pass attempts for 6,177 yards with 57 touchdowns and 26 interceptions. Pryor has added 2,164 yards and 17 touchdowns on the ground.