Kyle Prater still playing the waiting game
Northwestern transfer Kyle Prater probably won't hear back from the NCAA regarding his waiver status for about a month, a team spokesperson said Wednesday.
Prater, who transferred to NU in January from USC, will have to sit out the 2012 season if the NCAA does not grant the waiver. Prater is hoping the waiver will go through and he will play immediately, because he transferred for "family reasons."
The NCAA might want to speed this up, since Big Ten media days are July 26-27 and it unofficially kicks off the college football season. The Wildcats report to training camp Aug. 4-5 and the team begins practice in Evanston Aug. 6.
Even though this is taking longer than Prater and the Wildcats would like, there is a good precedent that was set a few months ago that could help Prater's cause. Ex-USC tailback Amir Carlisle was granted his waiver when he transferred to Notre Dame, also because of family reasons.
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