2011: The high-potential Prater will battle to get into the playing rotation at wide receiver as a redshirt freshman in 2011. He missed most of 2011 spring practice with a foot injury.
2010: Prater, who enrolled at USC in the spring of 2010 after graduating a semester early from high school, redshirted as a freshman wide receiver in 2010. He was slowed in 2010 spring practice with thumb and hamstring injuries.
HIGH SCHOOL: His 2009 honors included USA Today All-USA first team, Parade All-American, EA Sports All-American first team, Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Scout.com All-American first team, Max Preps All-American first team, Sporting News Top 100, Super Prep Elite 50, Prep Star Dream Team, Super Prep All-Midwest Offensive MVP, Prep Star All-Midwest, EA Sports Illinois MVP, Chicago Tribune All-State first team and Chicago Sun Times All-Area first team as a senior wide receiver at Proviso West High in Hillside (Ill.). He had 64 receptions for 1,151 yards (18.0 avg.) with 13 TDs in 2009...As a junior in 2008, he made Chicago Sun Times All-Area first team. He had 60 receptions for 948 yards (15.8 avg.) with 9 TDs on offense and made 150 tackles as a defensive back in 2008. He also played basketball at Proviso West.
PERSONAL: He's a communication major at USC.