Unofficial to Nebraska goes well for Prater

One of the biggest in-state recruits was in attendence for this weekend's games for Nebraska. Being recruited as a tight end has Prater thinking that it may be good to be in the offense in Lincoln.

Nate Prater has a great combination of size and speed that could be utilized in Nebraska's new offense. The 6-foot-4 and 250 pound Prater carries with him a 4.7/40 that provides a lot of match up problems for opposing defenses.

"I went down Saturday morning. We played on Thursday night. We got beat 17-7 by Millard West (the No. 1 rated team in the state), close game. We had the leave then we had three turnovers. We had to put in a freshman quarterback because Aaron Dorsey got hurt and he threw a pick. Dorsey is alright now."

This was Prater's third time in Lincoln this season for an unofficial and his fourth unofficial overall. He was also in Kansas as they took on Texas Tech. Prater has been to Lincoln to see Nebraska play Western Illinois, Kansas and of course Baylor.

"My experiences in Lincoln have been great. The people have been great. Just terrific fans. They don't ever sit down, they're always shouting. The environment down in Lincoln is just wonderful."

Prater claims that he grew up watching the Huskers a little bit. He admits that he also followed Florida State growing up as well.

There isn't an offer on the table for Prater yet. It seems to him that some of that could hinge on a match up that would face him against Nebraska's best in-state recruit, Zach Potter, and Creighton Prep.

"They're coming to a couple of my games. I believe that they are coming to my game this week against Creighton Prep (The No. 3 rated team in the state). I think that there will be a lot of colleges there to see my and Potter go head-to-head."

Right now, without an offer from Nebraska, Prater lists Oklahoma, Michigan, Kansas, Kansas State and Iowa State. He holds offers from everyone on his list of favorites except from Oklahoma.

"I have offers from all of them except Oklahoma. I know that Oklahoma was wanting to offer me. They are wanting me to get down there for a visit sometime. I am most likely going there for a game first, for the Nebraska game."

Admittedly, a Nebraska offer would change the compexion of his top five immediately. "Oh yeah. I could never say that Nebraska was out of there. If they were to offer that would change everything. They have the West Coast Offense, 45 minutes away from home, I mean you can't really beat that."

Prater has been keeping a close eye on Herian's use in the the new offense. "It's just amazing. A tight end getting all of those catches."

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