Texas football going after 4-Star WVU WR commit Kaden Prather

The 2021 Texas football recruiting class sent their latest offer to a wide receiver prospect to 4-Star WVU commit Kaden Prather.

Yet another target up for the 2021 Texas football recruiting class is found for head coach Tom Herman and recently promoted wide receivers coach Andre Coleman. As Texas tries to search for answers on the recruiting trail after losing the commitment of the highly coveted four-star Denton-Ryan athlete Billy Bowman Jr. earlier this month, Herman and his coaching staff have to move quick.

A source that the Longhorns are turning to find a replacement for Bowman Jr. in their 2021 recruiting class on the trail right now is with other Big 12 wide receiver commits. This next target that the Longhorns seemingly found this week is the four-star West Virginia Mountaineers wide receiver commit and Northwest High School product Kaden Prather.

Texas doesn’t have a single four-star wide receiver commit in their 2021 class right now. Their highest rated wide receiver commit in the 2021 class as of the afternoon of Oct. 15 is three-star Monarch product Jaden Alexis. There appear to be a growing number of targets at the position in mind for Herman and his coaching staff on the trail, but none locked in as of yet.

That aforementioned scholarship offer that the Longhorns sent to the sizable 6-foot-3 and 210 pound high school senior product hailing out of Germantown, MD, is a good target to have in mind. Texas is the first school to offer Prather since he announced his commitment to head coach Neal Brown and West Virginia back on June 6, 2020.

Overall, Texas is one of nearly three dozen schools on Prather’s lengthy offer sheet. The other highlighting schools on his offer sheet (outside of Texas and West Virginia) includes the Baylor Bears, Alabama Crimson Tide, Auburn Tigers, Duke Blue Devils, Florida State Seminoles, Miami Hurricanes, Michigan Wolverines, North Carolina Tar Heels, Oklahoma Sooners, Ohio State Buckeyes, Ole Miss Rebels, Penn State Nittany Lions, Tennessee Volunteers, Texas A&M Aggies, and Wisconsin Badgers.

Moreover, Prather ranks as the nation’s No. 258 2021 high school prospect, No. 43 wide receiver, and No. 12 prospect out of Maryland (247Sports Composite). And the Top247 ranks him as the No. 40 wide receiver, and No. 13 prospect out of Maryland.

According to the 247Sports Team Composite Rankings, the 2021 Texas recruiting class sits at No. 17 in the nation and remains in the second spot in the Big 12 behind Oklahoma. They currently hold 17 commits in their 2021 class.

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And the 2021 West Virginia recruiting class ranks at No. 34 in the nation and No. 4 in the Big 12. They currently hold 16 commits in their 2021 class, with Prather as the second highest ranked in the mix.