Northwestern Football 2012: Kyle Prater Stands Out In Practice

Wide receiver Kyle Prater is back on the practice field for the Northwestern Wildcats, and he is making an immediate impact. The USC transfer missed practice on Monday and Tuesday of last week as he nursed a knee injury, but he was ready to play in Northwestern's scrimmage this past Saturday. According to Teddy Greenstein of the Chicago Tribune, Prater not only played, he was one of the game's standout players catching both passes thrown to him.

Prater comes to Northwestern only two years removed from entering USC as the No. 1 ranked wide receiver prospect in the country. Due to various ailments, Prater barely saw the field his first two NCAA seasons, yet he still enters this season as a highly touted offensive weapon. Prater, however, is focused on helping the Northwestern Wildcats, not the hype around him:

"The expectations people set for me, I really don't look at that," said Prater, whose goal is to become a starter. "Right now I know I can produce and help this team win ballgames."

Prater will not have to sit out a season after transferring from USC as he changed schools in order to be in closer proximity to a sick relative.

For more on this story, stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago. For more in-depth coverage, visit Northwestern blog Sippin' On Purple. For more from around college footbal, visit SB Nation's college football news hub.

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