Stepping Stones: Kyle Prater

After a tough 2006 season when Kerrville Tivy finished with an uncharacteristic 4-7 record, LB/RB Kyle Prater will look to lead the Antlers back to prominence in 2007.

Prater, a 6'2 215 pound freak of nature with 4.47 speed in the forty is not only one of the top players in Greater San Antonio but in the entire state. Prater who is a three year letterman boasts a 315 pound bench press max, a 465 pound squat max and a 35 inch vertical leap.

As a junior, Prater was named not only first team all-district but also first team all-area in the San Antonio Express News. In 2006, Kyle notched 126 tackles and 5 sacks. In 2005, Prater was named district newcomer of the year after a tremendous varsity debut. Besides starring on the gridiron, Prater is also an excellent baseball player as he plays pitcher and outfield for the THS baseball team.

"I think my speed and aggressiveness are my two main strengths, I always seem to be around the ball. This off-season I am really looking to work on my pass coverage," replied the Tivy LB.

Oklahoma and LSU are the favorites right now in the Prater sweepstakes, "I took some unofficial visits to those two schools and I really liked them both. I plan on visiting Nebraska in June," said Prater. Overall, Prater hold 8 offers including LSU, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Baylor, Rice, Texas Tech, and Oklahoma State.

This summer look for Prater on a baseball field playing for his summer league squad, "I hope I will have the chance to play both sports in college," said Prater. Kyle's time for a decision could be near, "I'd like to make a final decision before the end of the summer so I can focus on my senior year and helping us make a long playoff run."


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