The 6-2, 212-pound defender recorded 126 tackles last year, 82 of which were solo, and had 10 quarterback hurries as well as five sacks. He also pulled in one interception, which he returned for a touchdown.
But what specifically does he like about LSU?
"The people there are great and it's one of the top programs in the country," said Prater "Playing in the SEC is a big factor too. It is one of the great conferences in the country. The academic facilities are impressive, but I think at all the top programs academics will be a big deal so I'm really just looking for a place where I am the most comfortable."
Prater is being recruited by the LSU linebacker's coach Bradley Dale Peveto.
"I actually called him last night (Tuesday)," said Prater. "We just were catching up on things and seeing how things are going for the upcoming football season. We talked recruiting and he was asking me to compare different places and just kind of see what I was thinking about as far as that."
Is there a timetable for Prater's decision?
"I think I may wait until after the season, but at the same time I've been talking to people who committed early, so I don't really know at this point," he said. "As soon as I'm solid in my decision, though, I won't have a problem making a commitment."
With spring drills nearing, Prater said he's excited to be getting back on the football field.
"We started some things like getting out of holds and drills like that," he said. "But it's good to get back out there and just get football on the brain and just see where it goes from there."