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Player: Kyle Prater

Hometown: Hillside (Proviso West) IL

Position: WR

Height: 6'5" (Rivals 1/5/2009)

Weight: 192 lbs

40 time: 4.56

Visit Date: TBD

Scholarships offered: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Auburn, California, Cincinnati, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Miami, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Missouri, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Penn State, Purdue, Stanford, USC, Vanderbilt, Wisconsin

Favorites: COMMITTED TO USC (until he figures out he's behind 5 other 5 :star WRs)

 

Rankings/Stars:

Rivals: :star :star :star :star 6.0 #3 WR 18/100

 

Scout: :star :star :star :star :star #1 WR #10 on Scout 100

 

ESPN: ESPN150 Watch List

 

Assessing the talent:

Prater is a mammoth wide receiver with a frame that has yet to even fill out. He has rare height and possesses possibly the longest wingspan of any WR in this class. Is long and lean and extremely flexible for a player his size. Displays supreme body control and the ability to adjust to poorly thrown balls and make acrobatic catches look easy. Drives off the line with good burst and has a huge stride. Gets into routes quickly and shows nice awareness for coverage. Certainly knows how to use his frame to shield defenders from the ball and provides a massive target for QB's get the ball to. Catch radius is enormous. He is a galloping prospect that uses his athleticism, size and wingspan to muscle defenders and gain position as he works downfield. Is far more explosive than one might think for a player of his size and has some wiggle after the catch. He has exceptionally quick hands. Snags effortlessly and can contort his frame in awkward positions to make catches behind him, low and in front and also way above his head. More

 

Odds of becoming a Cornhusker: 2% Got to figure ND and the Big Ten schools would be tough to beat, but then again they suck.

 

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Note: not to be confused with the 2007 LB of the same name

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Prater to attend Nike Camp at Illinois

 

Wide receiver Kyle Prater (Hillside, Ill./Proviso West) is one of the top prospects in the Midwest. He is being recruited by schools all over the country and has close to two dozen scholarship offers.

 

The 6-foot-4 and 205-pound Prater moved into the starting lineup at the beginning of his sophomore season. He caught close to 25 passes and scored twice that season.

 

Prater caught 60 passes for 948 yards his junior season. He averaged 15.8 yards per catch and scored nine times.

 

Prater's scholarship offer includes Illinois, Northwestern, Oklahoma, Michigan State, Penn State, Michigan, Arizona, Arkansas, Iowa, Notre Dame, Wisconsin, Cincinnati, Minnesota, Purdue, Kansas, Nebraska, Cal and Vanderbilt.

 

In addition to the schools that have offered, Prater said he is also interested in Ohio State, Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama.

 

"At this point I don't really have any favorites," Prater said. "I might have a Top 10 in May."

 

Prater hopes to attend spring games at Illinois and Penn State. He also wants to check out Oklahoma, Notre Dame, Purdue, Arkansas and some SEC schools.

 

Prater and two of his teammates, wide receiver Julius Shelby and defensive back Darryl Johnson, plan to attend the Nike Camp at Illinois June 6.

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http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/recruiting/t...amp;season=2010

 

Not Rivals, Scout, or ESPN list Nebraska as a school of interest. The story you posted says Nebraska has offered him. That has to be wrong.

Just because you have offered someone doesn't mean that you are automatically going to be on someone's schools of interest list.

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true...but you would think Rivals or Scout would at least report him as having a scholarship from Nebraska

This guy has so many offers (he says well over 20) Rivals can't possible list them all. And of course Scout only shows 5 or 6 usually. Anyway, here's the story where he says he has offers from Kansas and Nebraska:

Huskers after national WR

Kyle Prater

 

Date: Mar 10, 2009

 

At 6-foot-5 and 205-pounds, Kyle Prater is a huge target at his wide receiver position. Combine that with the fact that he runs a 4.53/40, he is a threat to take it to the house any time he touches the ball. Prater is getting ready for next year, skipping basketball, and is conditioning with the other wide receivers at Hillside (Ill.) Proviso West in track.

 

Regardless, I don't think Nebraska has much of a shot as I mentioned.

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nice to make the cuts, but i think this would be a big stretch for MU to land him. Alot of BIG schools on his list

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ESPNU 150 Watch List WR Kyle Prater cuts list down to six finalists

 

Highly-coveted pass-catcher Kyle Prater (Hillside, Ill./Proviso West) informed ESPN affiliate Web site IrishSportsDaily.com that he has made another cut amongst his list of suitors.

 

The 6-foot-6, 195-pound target is now only considering Notre Dame, Alabama, Oklahoma, Illinois, Tennessee and USC. Auburn, Missouri, Michigan and Miami-FL were eliminated from his list of 10.

 

Additionally, Prater plans on taking all five allotted official visits before announcing his decision.

 

Last fall, he caught 60 passes for 948 yards (15.8 average) and nine touchdowns.

 

 

 

Maybe if they get him that frees up Lucas for a fight between us and mizzou.

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Why bold oklahoma?

 

because they are the only Big 12 team to make the cut, and if they are out of the way maybe it shores up a greater possibility for Lucas.

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Why bold oklahoma?

 

because they are the only Big 12 team to make the cut, and if they are out of the way maybe it shores up a greater possibility for Lucas.

 

Between OU and MU for Lucas.

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"Oklahoma, Southern California, Illinois, Tennessee, Alabama and Notre Dame are the six schools he is focused on the most right now. He does not have any firm dates nailed down, but said he's definitely planning to take an official to USC during the season."

 

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"All along, the recruiting battle for Kyle Prater seemed destined to boil down to one decision: How close to home the Proviso West star wanted to play his college football.

 

Apparently Prater isn't concerned about airfares these days. The 6-foot-4-inch, five-star recruit is expected to announce Wednesday an oral commitment to play for Southern California starting in 2010, a person close to Prater told the Tribune.

 

Prater, the No. 2-ranked player overall nationally in Rivals.com's Class of 2010 rankings, has a 2:30 p.m. Wednesday news conference scheduled to announce his intentions. Prater's final five contenders reportedly were Southern California, Illinois, Notre Dame, Oklahoma and Tennessee, though the final tug-of-war seemed to come down to the Trojans and the Illini.

 

Prater had 60 catches for 948 yards and nine TDs as a junior. "

 

From the Chicago Tribune

 

Commited to USC

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withdrew verbal commitment to USC

 

 

damn so it begins... the end of the patriots the end of USC.... whats next....

 

i hope nebraska can slide in and fill that void

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withdrew verbal commitment to USC

 

 

damn so it begins... the end of the patriots the end of USC.... whats next....

 

i hope nebraska can slide in and fill that void

 

I would love that too, but there's probably about 0.5% chance that will happen.

 

Queue the Dumb and Dumber drop....

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So you're saying there is a chance?

 

But on a serious note we are in trouble with Cooper if Prater chooses ND. I cant believe I am saying this... But I hope he goes to OU or Florida.

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withdrew verbal commitment to USC

 

 

damn so it begins... the end of the patriots the end of USC.... whats next....

 

i hope nebraska can slide in and fill that void

 

I would love that too, but there's probably about 0.5% chance that will happen.

 

Queue the Dumb and Dumber drop....

 

 

i know prater isn't gonna come here.. but with the shifting winds in college football i hope Nebraska in general becomes more of a realistic viable option for a lot of the top guys.... you never know....

 

as for cooper and prater... i dont know what to think

 

i am guessing he will end up nebraska though... just a hunch....

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withdrew verbal commitment to USC

 

 

damn so it begins... the end of the patriots the end of USC.... whats next....

 

i hope nebraska can slide in and fill that void

 

I would love that too, but there's probably about 0.5% chance that will happen.

 

Queue the Dumb and Dumber drop....

 

 

i know prater isn't gonna come here.. but with the shifting winds in college football i hope Nebraska in general becomes more of a realistic viable option for a lot of the top guys.... you never know....

 

as for cooper and prater... i dont know what to think

 

i am guessing he will end up nebraska though... just a hunch....

 

If Nebraska makes a BCS bowl next year, you can bet we'll pull in a nice recruiting class to go along with it.

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So you're saying there is a chance?

 

But on a serious note we are in trouble with Cooper if Prater chooses ND. I cant believe I am saying this... But I hope he goes to OU or Florida.

 

 

:yeah

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Please dont let him go to OU

 

I am not at all worried about an offensive recruit going to a Big 12 team.

 

Florida is having one hell of a recruiting year though.

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Four-star pass-catcher Kyle Prater of Proviso West (Hillside, Ill.), is excited about the hiring of new head coach Lane Kiffin and now plans to enroll at Southern California next week.

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Northwestern it is. Great get for them.

This is a great pick up for them. He can potentially put up monster numbers in that offense. And it is a lot better than him going to a team that actually is really good on defense.

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