Ohio State Overview: Malcolm Pridgeon is a fourth-year junior who ended up red-shirting the 2016 season with the Buckeyes after injuring a knee in fall camp ... at the time of his signing, he was only the third junior college prospect to sign a national letter of intent with Ohio State in the last 11 years and the second by coach Urban Meyer ... he is majoring in sport and industry.
More on Malcolm: 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 was considered the top junior college offensive tackle in the nation by JuCo Football Scouting ... he had a 5-star ranking from Scout and 4-star rankings by ESPN, Rivals and 247Sports ... he was listed as the No. 3 junior college offensive tackle by both 247Sports and ESPN and he was 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 in 2015 ... 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 ... a fine high school basketball player, as well, 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.
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