Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Getting to know the 2011 Oregon Duck newcomers: Jamal Prater

Jamal Prater
OL – 6-4, 290
Etiwanda, Calif. (Etiwanda HS)

2010 stats: Team Record 6-6, 3-2 league, lost in round of eight in CIF Southern Section playoffs
2,036 rushing yards and averaged nearly six yards per attempt in 2010
All-State and All-Valley League first teams
Rated three-star recruit by and while garnering two stars from ESPN

Off the field he's a normal kid, who likes Nu Movement and Erykah Badu, and wishes his friend's houses were connected to his by secret tunnels (who hasn't wished that).

But putting on a football uniform, Jamal Prater is the rare raw material, a 16-year-old who 6-4 and 290 lbs., naturally strong enough to take other large, determined young men and stack them like Pringles next to a hot dog.

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