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Northwestern WR Prater cleared for '12 by NCAA

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Wide receiver Kyle Prater was granted clearance from the NCAA to play at Northwestern in 2012.

The USC transfer is a dynamic player and was considered one of the top players in the nation coming out of high school.

He elected to transfer to be closer to his home in the Chicago area -- Maywood, Ill. -- due to a family issue. Evanston and the Northwestern campus are less than 30 minutes from his home.

Prater applied for a waiver from the NCAA to be able to participate this season instead of sitting out the year as required under transfer rules.

He already has a good rapport with quarterback Kain Colter after being cleared to practice during spring drills.
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