Russell Wilson's success at Wisconsin in 2011 was bound to open up other transfer opportunities for the Badgers, and they're starting to open up in the offseason. Senior quarterback Dayne Crist's decision came down to Wisconsin and Kansas, with the former Notre Dame quarterback ultimately picking the Jayhawks. But with the offeseason in full swing now, we're starting to hear more about other potential transfers.
The latest example? Kyle Prater.
Prater, a former 5-star recruit from Provo West High School in Hillside, Ill., has decided to transfer from USC and will decide between the Badgers and the Northwestern Wildcats. Seeing as USC is about to feel the bite of the NCAA's scholarship reductions, it's only natural a few players would seek other opportunities. Prater has been injured for most of his USC career, and only had one reception for six yards in 2011.
It's unclear when the 6-foot-5, 215-pound Prater will announce his decision, but it could revolve around who ends up as Wisconsin's new wide receivers coach. For more updates on the Badgers coaching carousel, check here.
As a redshirt freshman, Prater would have to sit out the 2012 season, and would have two years of eligibility left starting in 2013.