Prior to Ohio: Four-year member of the St. Edward High School football team... Two-time letterwinner... Helped guide St. Edward to back-to-back 11-win seasons in 2012 and 2013... His team advanced to the Ohio State Regional Final in 2012 and the Semifinals in 2013... Earned 2013 Associated Press All-Ohio Special Mention honors... Was named to the 2013 Cleveland Plain Dealer All-Star Team (Offense)... Named First Team All-District Northeast Lakes following the 2013 season... Ranked as the 30th-best center by Scout.com and as the 45th-best center by 247Sports... Helped anchor an offensive line that allowed just four sacks in 2013... Totaled a career-high nine pancake blocks versus Austintown Fitch as a senior... Named to the 2014 North-South All-Star Classic... Also played two years on the St. Edward baseball team and earned one varsity letter.
Personal: Born April 18, 1996... Son of Jeff and Linda Pruehs... His cousin Kaitlyn Smith plays on the Baldwin Wallace basketball team... Nominated for the National Football Federation Scholar-Athlete Award... Member of the National Honor Society... Posted a 3.5 grade point average or higher in each of his four years in high school... Lists Cleveland Browns center Alex Mack as his favorite athlete... Enjoys robotics, weightlifting, computers and working with computers... Intends to major in mechanical/biomedical engineering with the goal of one day owning his own engineering firm.
Defensive Line coach Jesse Williams on Pruehs: "Jake also comes from a great program. He plays in one of the best programs in the state. He's very strong and one of the best finishers around. He plays the game angry."