Owls' receivers coach Billy Lynch was at Indiana and in a pitched battle for the signature of Orhian Johnson from St. Petersburg, Florida in 2008.
"Johnson was a high school quarterback, and we were recruiting him as such. Ohio State was looking at him primarily as a safety, but held open the idea of quarterback if they didn't sign another one. Well, the "other one" was Terrell Pryor, and as you remember, he strung out his decision for another week. When it came time on signing day, Orhian had take the gamble as to where Pryor would go. Well, Pryor did go to Ohio State, but Orhian has been their starting safety, so it worked out pretty well for him."