Recruit Kyle Prater will join Trojans

Kyle Prater is officially coming to USC.

The No. 2 ranked recruit in the country, and the top ranked receiver, has finally decided to join the Trojans according to the Chicago Tribune after having reneged on his commitment a few times in the past few months.

Prater was scheduled to enroll last Monday for the spring semester, but he chose to stay home and reevaluate his situation after Pete Carroll resigned. His commitment to USC won’t become binding until National Signing Day on Feb. 3.

However, after hearing that Lane Kiffin was hired as the next coach at USC, Prater all but signed his letter.

“He’s leaving this weekend and will start classes Tuesday,” Sonya Prater, Kyle’s mom, told the Tribune. “Coach Carroll is a great guy and we believe coach Kiffin is a great guy as well. We have a great relationship with him. We believe he can do the same thing he did there a few years ago (as a USC assistant from 2001-06.)

Kiffin already has a relationship with Prater as he was recruiting Prater to join him at Tennessee before he bolted yesterday to become USC’s coach.

“Once (Prater) found out about Kiffin, that was a great thing. He needed that. It was a blow that coach Carroll left,” Sonya Prater said.