Sales pitches keep coming as top WR Prater narrows list to five
You probably won't see too much of
Even against some of the best defensive backs in the nation, Prater made tough catches appear effortless and ran much faster than someone his height and weight (a solid 210-215 pounds) should be able to run. That's why
Prater has narrowed his choices to Alabama, Illinois, Oklahoma, Tennessee and USC, and he plans to enroll in January and take part in spring practice before his freshman season. Because of that, he'd like to wrap up his recruitment sooner rather than later. "If things go accordingly, I would try to get it done early," Prater said. "But if things have to get pushed back, they have to."
Prater plans to take an unofficial visit to Tennessee on Aug. 1, proving that first-year Volunteers coach
Laid back? Informed that he might be the first person to use that adjective to describe Orgeron, Prater laughed and said he has yet to meet the fiery Louisiana native in person. Prater said he also wants to take an unofficial visit to Alabama, and he plans to take official visits to Oklahoma and USC.
All five schools on Prater's list would love a receiver who can out-leap any corner and hold his own with many in a footrace. Saturday, in a preliminary-round upset of the Southeast team that won the tournament, Prater kept his eye on a pass tipped by Florida-bound safety
Prater's fellow recruits have tried hard to sway him. Downer's Grove, Ill., quarterback
Florida held its Friday Night Lights camp on Friday, and though some of the nation's best players attended, the buzz in Gainesville was about the player who
Florida's sports information department released a statement that said Glenn was asked to leave because of safety issues. In other words, coaches worried prospects committed to Florida and Miami might end up fighting. Glenn told
"I was in shock; I was thinking how they wanted me to come down here to their camp," Glenn told
Glenn probably should have had the good sense to keep his hands down during the camp, but Florida coaches are equally at fault for overreacting. They knew several campers had committed to rival schools. They shouldn't have been shocked when those players acknowledged the school they plan to attend.
And why would those players attend? Simple. They know Rivals.com and Scout.com writers will be in the stands, and they want to grab more stars and increase their recruiting rankings. Glenn's fellow Miami commit, Raines defensive tackle
Notre Dame commitment
Martin's reason for the cross-country move should make Notre Dame coaches smile. He wants to spend a year at a boarding school to ensure he's prepared to handle college life. "It's more of a lifestyle change," Martin said. "I feel like I'm immature in a lot of ways as far as carrying myself, responsibility, time management. It's time to step outside of my comfort zone."
That statement proves Martin is more mature than he thinks. Martin said
Prior to his trip to Florida for Gridiron Kings, Martin began plowing through Hun's summer reading list. He just read
Martin said he's nervous about the challenging workload, but he hopes to emerge from his New Jersey odyssey a more well-rounded person. So the west coast guy will head east for a little more seasoning, and then he'll try to become a college football star in the Midwest. "The only place I haven't been yet is the South," Martin said with a smile.