However, the wide receivers have been the weakest link of the offensive skill position players. The “no-name receiving corps” has produced some good numbers and some solid personnel like Zeke Markshausen, a homeless man’s Wes Welker, and Jeremy Ebert, a Big Ten leader.
“It felt great to be a student again, and it felt great to have a book bag on again,” Prater said.
The new Northwestern wide receiver just finished his first week as a Wildcat after transferring from USC, capping off his week with a scrimmage Saturday at Ryan Field.
“I’m blessed to be back home and to be at Northwestern,” Prater said. “The hardest thing is conditioning, and I’ve been thrown into the fire. I’m trying to focus on my plays and still be fast.”
But the 6-5 Prater is still waiting to hear from the NCAA to see if he’s going to be eligible to play this fall. The ruling body cleared him to practice this spring, and you can see him in the NU spring game on April 14th. However, there’s still a chance Prater will have to sit out a year.
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