According to Scout.com, Central QB Rakeem Cato (No. 22 on the Herald's top 25 Miami-Dade recruits list) says his commitment to FIU is still "solid," but that the University of Cincinnati has started to show interest.
"I have been talking to Cincinnati," Cato told Scout.com's Mike Bakas late last month. "I like how they rotate their offense."
Cato (left, Al Diaz, Miami Herald Staff) is second in Miami-Dade country in passing with 1,994 yards and has a county-high 21 touchdowns to only 3 interceptions.
Cato would be a welcomed addition to FIU, but there is some question whether the 6-foot, 185 pound senior will play QB in college.
"I think he's a quarterback, he's similar to [UCF's Jeff] Godfrey,'' Miami Herald high school editor Andre Fernandez said. "[Cato] can roll out and has good mobility. He has good accuracy and can throw the ball deep down the field. I do't see him playing another position.
He's never had a chance to play in the playoffs. That was the one questions we were wondering. He's never had the chance to play against huge crowds. So far he's handled it. He played his first game in Georgia with 10,000 fans showing up. He beat Northwestern already at FIU. Already has a big win on what could be on his future field."
As most of you know, Godfrey was the starting QB at Central last year when the Rockets lost to Miramar in the semifinals of the state tournament and is currently helping UCF to one of it's best seasons in memory.