Kyle Prater sets official visit to USC

Kyle Prater verbally committed to USC Sept. 2 during an announcement ceremony at his school. Since then, he has decided to take a few official visits and took and unofficial visit to Notre Dame last weekend, when the Irish were defeated by the Trojans 34-27. He had previously scheduled an official visits to Illinois (Oct. 31) and Oklahoma (Nov. 28), and now has set up his official visit to USC.

"I'll visit USC for Homecoming when USC plays Stanford," said Prater. "I'm not sure if I'll take any other visits after that and I'm just focusing on my football season right now. We play our first playoff game next weekend against Taft. We find out tomorrow if we play on Friday or Saturday. I think we're one of the most underrated teams and I like being the underdog."

Prater won't be the underdog at USC if he sticks with commitment and it appears we'll know if that's the case sometime in December. There are many who believe there's a good chance Prater will end up at another school. If that's case, Prater isn't telling anyone publically he plans on decommitting.

"My interest level in USC is as high as it was when I committed," said Prater."I'm just looking at a few schools just to be sure."

One school Prater has visited since his commitment to USC is Notre Dame. He was in South Bend last weekend when the Trojans defeated Notre Dame 34-27.

"The experience at Notre Dame was great," Prater said. "It was great that my family got to see what the USC/Notre Dame rivalry was all about."

There is no question the USC/Notre Dame rivalry is something extremely special, and USC verbal commit and's No. 1 WR Robert Woods, told us two weeks ago he looks forward to experiencing what the rivalry is like as a player next season. And Woods and Prater communicate frequently.

"I just talked to him yesterday," said Prater about Robert Woods. "We talked about how our seasons are going, how we hope to win state championships and stuff like that."

On the season Prater said he has 67 receptions for more than 960 yards. We asked him if he met his pre-season goals?

"I really wasn't worried how I did personally, I just wanted our team to win football games."

We'll keep you up to date on how Proviso West fares in its first playoff game and have a report after his Nov. 13-15 official visit.

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