Pruitt is a big addition to Lindsey Wilson's program

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By Mike Farner

 MOUNT WASHINGTON - Bullitt East senior football standout Logan Pruitt doesn't like to be idle.
 With that in mind, the Charger senior booked his plans for the next four years recently when he signed to play football for Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, Kentucky.
 Actually, Pruitt signed with the Blue Raiders back in February, but just recently held a public ceremony at Bullitt East.
 "They really gave me an offer that I couldn't refuse," Pruitt said recently. "I like the smaller atmosphere and the facilities. I felt welcome."
 At 6-5 and 275 pounds, Pruitt certainly has the size to play at the next level. He has been a three-year starter for the Chargers at offensive tackle, a key position in the split-back veer attack. He has also played some defense, but he plans to be an offensive play at Lindsey Wilson.
 Pruitt had an offer to be a preferred walk-on at the University of Kentucky, but he took the more guaranteed offer from the Blue Raiders.
 "They (UK) wanted me, but I couldn't refuse the Lindsey Wilson offer," Pruitt said. "It just felt like the program for me."
 Pruitt, the son of Jana and Glenn Pruitt, will turn 18 this week. He also has a younger sister, Olivia, who is a sophomore and plays on the golf team at Bullitt East.
 At Lindsey Wilson, Pruitt hasn't made a firm decision on a major, but he is leaning toward nursing or teaching.
 "That was important also as they offered the two things I was looking for," Pruitt said.
 At Lindsey Wilson, Pruitt will join Bullitt Central senior Tanner Freeman on the football team. Pruitt is also hoping that Bullitt East teammate Tyler McMillen will be joining the Blue Raider football team. The final details on that are being worked out.
 With his size, Pruitt realizes that the offensive line will be the spot for him.
 "I'm naturally better on offense," the senior said. "I like defense, but I'm naturally better on offense.
"I've always had people tell me I have potential and that I need to be aggressive," Pruitt added. "That didn't click until my sophomore year and I was put into a starting spot. I learned a lot that season. Coach (Doug) Preston believed in me and that was when I started to believe in myself."
 Pruitt played his senior season at Bullitt East under new head coach Darrell Vincent, but he invited Preston to his signing ceremony. Pruitt also pointed to encouragement that he got from Bullitt East volunteer line coach Mark Schmid as well as his grandfather, Cecil Meredith.
 Football for Pruitt started with a failed attempt at flag football when he was young. He didn't try the sport again until his sixth grade season when he joined the Mount Washington Colts. That worked better and he played three seasons for that program before moving over to Bullitt East.
 Even while a standout in football, Pruitt dabbled in other projects. The most obvious being his joining the Bullitt East Co-Ed cheerleading squad this winter. With his build, he certainly stood out on that team. His work with that team helped them to a fourth-place finish in Florida at the national tournament in February.
 At Lindsey Wilson, Pruitt will join a program that has only been in existence for the past two seasons. Head coach Chris Oliver's squad posted a 7-3 record last season playing mostly sophomore and freshmen.
 The Blue Raiders are part of the NAIA Mid-South Conference.