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Kyle Prater transferring to Northwestern

Posted on: January 28, 2012 5:36 pm
Edited on: January 29, 2012 1:08 pm
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Posted by Tom Fornelli

USC's loss has become Northwestern's gain.

Northwestern announced in a press release on Saturday that wide receiver Kyle Prater was transferring to the school.

"We're extremely excited for Kyle to be able to come home to Chicago and join our Northwestern football family," head coach Pat Fitzgerald said in the release. "He is a tremendous young man from a great family and is a product of a high school program we really respect in Proviso West. Kyle's decision to attend Northwestern made sense for everyone involved and we're looking forward to him contributing to our program on and off the field."

"This is one of the best days in my life for me and my family and I'm just happy to be back close to home, my family and my support group," Prater said. "I'd like to thank USC and their administration for my release. I have the utmost respect for USC and the coaching staff, players, fans and everybody I was in touch with there. This Northwestern degree will take me far and help me become a better person. The dynamics of the school and the team have shown me a lot and I'm just happy to be a Wildcat." 

Prater didn't see much time on the field at USC. He redshirted in 2010 and battle injuries in 2011, catching only 1 pass for a total of 6 yards. Still, he came to USC as part of its 2010 class as a five-star receiver and was considered one of the best players in the country -- with some scouting services ranking him as the top receiver -- out of high school.

As per transfer rules, Prater will have to sit out the 2012 season with the Wildcats, but he'll have two years of eligibility remaining once he can begin playing again in 2013.

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Comments

Since: Jul 9, 2009
Posted on: January 30, 2012 3:53 pm
 

Kyle Prater transferring to Northwestern

SC is not going to the NC. They wont even win the PAC 12. Good move on his part SC is only one year away from more sanctions.



Since: Feb 23, 2010
Posted on: January 30, 2012 2:33 pm
 

Kyle Prater transferring to Northwestern

I hope he likes the cold.  USC is going to be NC in 2012, and Pratt will miss it.




Since: Apr 13, 2007
Posted on: January 30, 2012 11:00 am
 

Kyle Prater transferring to Northwestern

I realize he's just under two years from his High School graduation, but Kyle Prater might be the most talented skill player 'recruit' in NU history. 



Since: Aug 11, 2008
Posted on: January 29, 2012 8:36 pm
 

Kyle Prater transferring to Northwestern

couldnt handle competition i see...



Since: Apr 19, 2009
Posted on: January 29, 2012 2:48 pm
 

Kyle Prater transferring to Northwestern

Good for Kyle. Hope it works out for him. Classy kid who couldn't get on the field at SC and wasn't going to see it much again this season either. He's a good player and will make Northwestern better.



Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: January 29, 2012 12:48 pm
 

Kyle Prater transferring to Northwestern

USC loses 10 scholarships for 3 years, starting 2012; USC needs to trim the roster.  Prater could get much more play time else where, USC is set at WR with Robert Woods & Marqise Lee, who could be the best WR tandem in college football history.  So, it's a good move for both USC & Prater.  The only reason to stay is maybe Woods & Lee turn pro after next season, and that would open up WR spots...  But, the future QB at Northwestern will probably be a running QB; Prater won't see many balls thrown his way.



Since: Nov 5, 2008
Posted on: January 29, 2012 12:33 pm
 

Kyle Prater transferring to Northwestern

Who cares?




Since: Aug 28, 2009
Posted on: January 29, 2012 12:17 pm
 

Kyle Prater transferring to Northwestern

pretty good indication of the WR depth at USC. A "five-star" can't crack the starting positions. wow.



Since: Aug 4, 2008
Posted on: January 28, 2012 8:24 pm
 

Kyle Prater transferring to Northwestern

Good luck at Northwestern. I hope being close to you enjoy being around your family and friends. Too bad, you could not find what you were looking for with the Trojans and things did not work out for you here in Southern California.<br /><br />If your transfer was for personal or family reasons, I hope they are solved to the satisfaction of the  family and things are good for you and your family.<br /> <br />   <br /> “ONE MAN’S OPINION”<br />    <br /><br /><br /><br />



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