A Three star rated TE prospect by Scout- Central High Schools' Nate Prater is done taking visits and would like to make a decision on where he is going before Christmas. Having already taken official visits to Kansas State, Kansas and Iowa State- Prater says it is a three team race to the finish line.
"No one right now is really leading, really really to tell you the truth my main goal is to achieve academically and it is down to these three schools- K-State, Kansas and Iowa State."
Kansas and Iowa State have already used their official visits with Nate on Monday when Coach Mangino visited around 5 pm and Coach McCartney visited around 7:30 pm. Kansas State has yet to use their in-home visit as Head Coach Bill Snyder is scheduled to visit Tonight.
"Right now everyone is equal right now and I have heard what the other coaches have had to say and really I am going to wait to see what Coach Snyder has to say and listen to him and then I will look to make a decision," said Prater.
In looking at making a decision- Prater is looking at academics very hard and in particular certain degrees each school offers.
"Academically I want to major in Business Sports Medicine and although at some point in time maybe I would like to change that as about a million other college kids do- right now that is what I want to look at and what I want to major in and that is affecting my decision."
In terms of football aspects, Prater admits he has poured over depth charts and has looked at the recruiting classes that each school is bringing in this year but says competition is not a problem as far as he is concerned.
"Right now playing time looks great at all the schools. I am going to be a success no matter where I go and I feel like I can play with anyone and I am going to win no matter which school I choose. You asked me about some of the players that Kansas State is recruiting at my position and no matter where you go there is going to be competition. That is why you go somewhere and whether or not Chase (Coffman) commits to Kansas State or not will not have any affect on my decision. I feel like this is college football and competition is going to be there no matter where you go and the tight end position is really open for me. I think I can come in there (K-State) and playing as a freshman and all three schools are telling me I can come in and compete as a freshman with people graduating."
In terms of Coach Snyder getting the last word in regards to in-house visits, Prater had this to say about the visit this evening.
"You know you want to hear out all the coaches and what they have to say and then look at everything and make a decision. My trip to Kansas went well and so did my trip to Kansas State and I have listened to what the other coaches had to say and I am looking forward to hearing Coach Snyder. You know when you have the last word sometimes that stays with you a bit more as it is more fresh in your mind. But after Coach Snyder- I will pretty much just sit down and make my decision."
Undoubtedly leaving the state of Nebraska, Nate sports a 3.7 gpa and is fully qualified. We will keep all of our subscribers abreast of any development in the recruitment of Prater- Coach Snyder is slated to make his in-house visit this evening.
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