July 3, 2009

Nation's No. 3 Receiver Talks Vols, Recruiting

So much talk around Tennessee recruiting this summer has focused on the quarterback position that less attention than usual (at least from fans) has been paid to who exactly might be catching passes in the future from that yet-to-be-found signal-caller. One prospect who the staff hopes to keep in the picture as a potential receiving target is Illinois wide out Kyle Prater.

Prater (6-foot-3, 205 pounds) was already tabbed as potentially one of the top playmaking threats at his position after his junior season, and closer evaluations by college programs this spring did nothing to alter that perception.

Tennessee is one of dozens of programs around the nation to make a push for Prater, and this summer the Vols found themselves one of the lucky 10 schools to make his initial cut.

Rivals.com rates Prater as a four-star prospect and the No. 3 receiver in the Class of 2010.

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