June 4, 2010

Miami Central QB has a favorite

Miami Central has to replace UCF freshman quarterback and the most prolific passer in Dade County history, Jeff Godfrey this fall. The replacement for Godfrey this fall is former Miami Springs quarterback Rakeem Cato, a player that can sling the football rather well himself.

The 5-foot-11, 160-pound Cato has already hauled in a pair of offers from FIU and Marshall so far. Assistant Coach Frank Ponce is the man in charge of Cato's recruitment for FIU.

"He's just telling about their campus and how they want me and need me and stuff," said Cato. "I'm fitting to go to FIU's camp Sunday."

For Marshall it former Glades Central quarterback JaJuan Seider leading the charge on Cato's recruitment.

" He's a cool coach and I like his program too. He's just real cool."

Cato has no plans to make a decision any time soon, but he did talk about what he is looking for in a school.

"I'm looking first of all at academics, the kids around the school, how they act around the school, and playing time, I want playing time," said Cato.

With only two offers in hand at this time, the question was posed if Cato has a favorite at this time?

"Oh yeah, FIU," said Cato. "I like their program a lot. Most of my teammates are already down there so I think we would have a good connection if I decided to go down to FIU."

The recruiting game is being put aside though for Cato. As the transition to summer workouts from spring practice begins for Cato and his Miami Central teammates the focus is on one goal right now, a state championship. Cato is also looking to make his own mark on Dade County football.

"We trying to win a state championship ring, the first to ever happen at Central High School," said Cato. "I'm trying to break the record this year, the passing yards record. My goal this year is to throw for 3,500 and 50 touchdowns."

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