Bearcats head coach Scott Satterfield expounded on the decision to move Evan Prater to wide receiver at Big 12 Conference Media Days.
Emory Jones is expected to start at quarterback and Prater will join a crowded wide receiver room alongside several talented transfers.
Prater displayed elite speed throughout his Bearcats career and will look to make a significant impact at wide receiver next season.
The Cincinnati product was hoping to compete for the starting quarterback spot before eventually changing positions in recent months.
Cincinnati Football: Bearcats quarterback Evan Prater set to switch to wide receiver next season
After replacing quarterback Ben Bryant at Temple last season, Prater completed 12/17 passing attempts and compiled 151 total yards.
Even though the offense will look differently next year, the Bearcats will aim to put up points against the Big 12’s top defenses.
Jones showed off his elite dual-threat ability during the spring scrimmage and was named starting quarterback heading into next season.
Prater has plenty of talent and should get a chance to play in the regular season opener against Eastern Kentucky in early September.
Cincinnati Football: Scott Satterfield expounds on decision to move Evan Prater to wide receiver
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During a recent interview at Big 12 Media Days, Satterfield broke down Prater’s position change via Cincinnati Enquirer reporter Scott Springer.
"“We met with his family and him several times. I’m excited that he wants to play and get on the field. He has great respect in the locker room from his teammates. He is a very good athlete with great size. What you don’t know is if he can run around and catch but we’ve seen that now and he can. So he’ll help us the first game. Hopefully we’ll be able to utilize him in a lot of different ways. Not just playing as a split-end receiver, maybe motion him and do some things in the backfield. There are a lot of options when you have a guy with his ability so we’re excited to be able to work that out.”"