Iowa spokesman Steve Roe told The Associated Press Tuesday that
Prater, a first-team All-Big Ten pick, plans to come back in 2011.
Prater, a native of Omaha, Neb., had 68 total tackles, four
interceptions and a fumble recovery last season as Iowa finished
Prater's return will help bolster a defense that loses linemen
Adrian Clayborn, Christian Ballard and Karl Klug and safety Brett
Greenwood to graduation.
Prater and fellow cornerback Micah Hyde should give the
rebuilding Hawkeyes one of the best tandems in the Big Ten.
Prater had submitted his name to the NFL's draft advisory
committee to see where he might have been selected.