Dakota Prukop, who plans to transfer from Montana State after the fall semester, is on his way to Alabama for an official visit. Prukop confirmed to AL.com that he was on the way to the airport as of 8 p.m. Saturday for an overnight flight. He would be immediately eligible at his school of choice as a graduate transfer.
This is an interesting bit of news to say the least. Prukop has only one year of eligibility remaining. If he is brought in, you'd have to believe that Cooper Bateman's lone start against Ole Miss will be his last in Crimson, as Prukop would almost assuredly be the bridge to Blake Barnett.
Dakota stands 6-foot-2, weighs 200 pounds, and reportedly possesses 4.5 speed. His coach at Montana State, a former QB himself, raves about his ability to go through progressions and make good decisions. Like Barnett, Prukop has also worked with renowned QB coach George Whitfield. In 2015 he completed 63% of his passes for just over 3000 yards with 28 TDs and 10 INTs while rushing for another ~800 yards and 11 TDs. He holds offers from Michigan, Texas, and Oregon, and Lane Kiffin seems to be leading the charge in his recruitment to Alabama.
Take a look at him below. The athleticism certainly jumps off the page, but the ability to keep the eyes downfield and make accurate throws on time, with an extraordinarily quick release, makes him an especially intriguing prospect. With the dead period approaching, he hopes to make a decision by tomorrow and states that he is most interested in a school that can compete for a national title in 2016.
What say you?