WVU Adds Standout Wide Receiver To 2021 Class

Gerad Parker and Kaden Prather

With some 40 scholarship offers to his credit, Maryland native Kaden Prather had his pick of top tier Division I schools. On Saturday, he selected West Virginia over Oklahoma, Penn State, Maryland and South Carolina, which made up his final five announced a couple of months ago.

Prather checks all the boxes for an outside receiver. At six feet, three inches, he has the height and reach to go up over defensive backs for the ball, and pushing 200 pounds, he should also be able to box out and win contact battles.

Kaden Prather Player Page | WVU Football Class of 2021

As a junior, Prather had 42 catches for 895 yards and nine touchdowns at Northwest, earning a spot on the all DMV team while helping the Jaguars to a spot in the state championship game.

A long strider with deceptive speed, Prather eats up any cushion provided by defensive backs quickly, and once he has an path, accelerates into open space quickly. With an average of more than 21 yards per catch, he makes the most of his chances, producing numerous big plays. High school defensive backs simply could not match him when he reached his top gears.

The rangy receiver isn’t all about speed, however. On screens and kick returns, he displays good patience in reading blocks and allowing them to set, then makes decisive moves to work off them for maximum yardage. He works back to the ball well on screens, and displays good concentration in seeing the ball in before transitioning to the run after the catch.

His highlight video also shows that he’s comfortable in motion, where he took touch passes in jet sweeps and combined the ability to burst to the corner along with reads of blocks on the edge.

Prather is the tenth commitment, and the second wide receiver, in West Virginia’s class of 2021. He joins Andrew Wilson-Lamp of Massillon, Ohio, another receiver with excellent height at 6-3, in the Mountaineer fold.

WVU now has seven offensive and three defensive commitments.

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  • #117923

    With some 40 scholarship offers to his credit, Maryland native Kaden Prather had his pick of top tier Division I schools. On Saturday, he selected Wes
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    #117927

    Great pick up for Brown.  That’s an impressive offer list.  Beating out teams like PSU, home state Maryland, tOSU, Oklahoma, Pitt, Michigan, Miami, Bama, Wisky, Auburn, aTm,  on and on and on…… At least 34 P5 offers and visited PSU 7 times.   This is the 3rd 4* out of 10 recruits.  I don’t ever remember a class stacking up this good this fast.

    #117928

    Feels good to take one away from all those blue bloods.

    #117936

    I get chills when I hear the first chord of Country Roads in the commitment videos.

    We have a new feeling around this place now and it starts with Neal Brown.

    #117975

    I’ve drunk the entire pitcher of Brown Koolaid.  He’s the real deal.  The problem now, as I see it, is to make him the next Nehlen who will stay here for good.

    Yes Butler, Prather is a great pick up and it does feel good to beat the blue bloods.

    #118044

    MI,

    Let’s hope WVU has that problem to deal with. I think that’s very likely, but we’re at least a couple of 9-3 10-2 seasons away from that even being a consideration, unless he were to make a lateral move.

    I don’t think there would be many of those that he’d consider, other than Kentucky.

    #118066

    UK is my biggest lateral concern too.  I will be praying for UK to win many games every year now.

    As to upward move to a blue blood, should he be as successful as I anticipate – well, that’s a matter of what Brown’s true motivations are.

    #118099

    Always an interesting topic to discuss. I would not blame Brown, or any coach, for listening to or taking another offer that paid a lot more, or offered other advantages.

    He did the same thing at Troy – embraced the school, worked hard, but then took a job that paid more and offered more chances to succeed at the top level.

    That’s not to say he couldn’t make WVU into a school like that, and take the last step from very good program to a Top 15 perennial contender.

    #118111

    Treat him right and pay him well.  Thats all we can do.  Dandy Don han a number of offers and he stayed.  Took the program from a pushover to one of the better BE teams.  Only downfall was he had a hard time in bowl games.

    Brown is starting from a much higher point.   I’m giddy with what we’ve seen so far. I can see at least 3 and most likely more 4* commits this year. Future looks bright

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