Vols make Prater's top four

When you're the No. 1 player at your position you can expect to have many suitors. Illinois wide out Kyle Prater realizes this. Prater, the No. 1 rated wide receiver in the country by Scout.com, just returned home from an unofficial visit to Knoxville where he checked out the University of Tennessee. Go inside for the latest with Prater.

When you're the No. 1 player at your position you can expect to have many suitors.

Illinois wide out Kyle Prater realizes this.

Prater, the No. 1 rated wide receiver in the country by Scout.com, just returned home from an unofficial visit to Knoxville where he checked out the University of Tennessee.

"It was a great trip," Prater told InsideTennessee.com "The coaches were really great there; they stand out the most about the trip."

Prater has a good friend, Zach Fulton, that has already made his pledge to Tennessee.

"I have heard so many great things about the school, I just wanted to take the trip and see things up close and personal," Prater explained. "Zach and I have been friends for a long time."

Does Prater have an early favorite?

"Yeah probably USC," Prater admitted. "USC, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Illinois is my top four right now, it could change some. Notre Dame is right in there also. Tennessee definitely helped its case with my visit yesterday."

One thing that impressed Prater about Tennessee is the Vols' facilities and Stadium.

"That stadium is amazing," Prater said. "It's huge, I can't wait to see 110, 000 screaming fans in it."

Prater is pretty certain he will be making a return trip to Knoxville in the fall.

"I thought about making it up to the UCLA game for my official visit, but I'm not going to be able to make it that weekend," Prater said. "I will probably come up the next home game after UCLA."

Tennessee picked up commitments from two four-star wide receiver prospects this past week; Prater's pledge would be the finishing touch for his position in this class.

"They didn't press me to commit," Prater said. "They knew I wanted to check things out, I really like the coaching staff a lot."


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