Prather A Hot Commodity

One of the highest flyers in the class of 2010, Casey Prather has improved his perimeter skills. Fightin' Gators checks in with the Tennessee native for the latest on his recruitment.

Thanks to a strong junior season, Casey Prather has emerged as one of the most heavily recruited wing players in the class of 2010. An athletic 6-foot-5 wing from Jackson (TN) North Side, Prather is a hard worker who has seen his recruitment take off in the past year.

At least weekend's Real Deal in the Rock, Prather brought everybody up to speed in regards to which schools have been giving chase recently.

"Wake Forest, Miami, Florida, North Carolina, Michigan, Ole Miss, Vanderbilt," said Prather when asked who is most involved. "There's a whole lot of them really."

A noted hard worker on the court and in the classroom, Prather isn't willing to sit back and rest now that he's getting attention from college coaches and scouts. He certainly likes seeing the results of his hard work, but recognition has never been what he's in it for.

"It always feels good to get recognition," said Prather. "But, you can't lose site of what you've got to do to win out there. That's still what's most important."

Having made the trip to see Prather play a handful of times, Billy Donovan's Florida Gators have certainly emerged as a legit player in his recruitment. Even if they seem to be focusing on another position right now.

"Florida wants to get me down on campus,"Prather told Fightin' Gators. "They need a point guard real bad and are focusing on that right now so they haven't been out looking at other people. I talked to coach Donovan and it seems like they want me pretty bad."

Content to play out the spring and focus on a strong classroom finish to his junior year, Prather says that he'd like to eventually cut his list down to five that he'd like to visit. Committing early is always a possibility, but he hasn't set any kind of timeline for eliminating any schools much less making a choice.

"I haven't really sat down and set a date. It's really going to be a feel thing," said Prather. "I want to go comfortable with the coach and the staff. I really want to make sure I'm heading somewhere that I can improve my game."

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