Prater Takes In Kinnick Atmosphere

Shaun Prater, one of Iowa's verbal commitments for the 2008 class, was in Iowa City on Saturday night, experiencing his first live Hawkeye game. Read more about his night and his plans for the rest of the summer, including an update on his twin brother, Shane, in this premium recruiting update.

Shaun Prater, one of the verbal commitments to the Iowa Hawkeyes for the 2008 class, made the trip up from Omaha to watch Iowa play Syracuse on Saturday night, under the lights.

"I had been up there four or five times already, but actually this was my first game," Prater said. "It was really good. The fans were great. The score, the shutout, it was just perfect."

The shutout wasn't something Prater was expecting.

"I was thinking that (Syracuse) was going to give Iowa a challenge, because last year they only won by a touchdown," he said. "It was a little surprising, but I knew that Iowa would show up for their fans and play their best."

Prater made the trip with his twin brother, Shane, who also plays for Omaha Central. Iowa is currently recruiting Shane as well. Earlier this year, Shaun expressed interest in going to a different school than his brother, as they've not been separated much at all growing up.

"They're thinking about offering (Shane) as a corner, a DB," Shaun said. "He would probably play as an athlete down there. I still feel that if we were separated, that would be a good thing."

Prater, who runs a sub-4.5 forty-yard dash, noticed two other speedy players on the field, happy to see true freshmen Colin Sandeman and Jordan Bernstine getting the chance to play early on.

Prater plans on getting up to Iowa City at least twice more before the end of the year.

"I should definitely be coming up for a game against Illinois," he said. "I'll be down there again in December for an official visit."

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