Within minutes of arriving at the workouts for ESPN's Gridiron Kings event in Orlando in July, one player stood out above all the others. Though no one wore pads, it was clear Hillside, Ill., receiver Kyle Prater was on a different level. The 6-5, 210-pounder was smooth, fast, and he caught everything thrown his way.
At the time, the top-ranked receiver had narrowed his focus to six schools (Alabama, Illinois, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Tennessee, USC). Wednesday, Prater will narrow that list to one. He has an announcement scheduled for 3:30 p.m. eastern, but at least one respectable news source is already reporting Prater's choice.
The Chicago Tribune is reporting that Prater will choose USC.