Early signs point towards Cincinnati (Ohio) Wyoming sophomore quarterback Evan Prater becoming one of the state’s top football prospects in the Class of 2020. We look at the future top recruit.
PROSPECT: Evan Prater
POSITION HS: Quarterback / PROJECTS: Quarterback
HOMETOWN: Cincinnati, Ohio
HIGH SCHOOL: Wyoming
HT: 6-5 / WT: 180 lbs.
Wyoming High School has seen its share of high level quarterbacks and head coach Aaron Hancock looks to have another one in sophomore signal caller Evan Prater.
At a listed 6-foot-5, 180-pounds, Prater brings a mixed bag of skills to the field that impressed us when we caught him in action against Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy a couple of weeks ago.
So far, this season, Prater has passed for 676 yards while completing just over 75% of his throws. Add in 11 touchdowns without throwing an interception, and you see why he’s getting high praise from several who’ve seen him in action. However, Prater not only can attack a defense with his arm, he’s fully capable of beating you with his legs having already rushed for 290 yards and six scores.
On film, Prater already shows above average field vision and a sense of when he needs to step up or leave the pocket. In the game we watched, Prater showed a very high level of poise and was very competitive playing with great confidence.
We left impressed with his ability to hit short, medium and long throws using a quick, smooth delivery. At times, we’d liked to have seen a little more zip on the ball, however, we don’t feel arm strength is an area of concern as we watched as he hit throws of 44 and 36 yards without any problems.
With a long frame, Prater will need to continue adding bulk and strength, but some of this will come as he matures.
All the tools are there for Prater to develop into one of the top quarterback prospects in the 2020 class and we look forward to watching how he develops in the coming years.
Pros: Size, Athletic ability, Competitiveness, Accuracy, Production
Cons: Needs added strength, More zip on passes,
Check out the clips below from this season.