BYU Gets on the Bandwagon

Last year, Provo's Timpview High School, with its Thunderbird Four, was Utah's recruiting hotbed. In 2005, the talent appears to have migrated northward to Salt Lake City's Cottonwood High. BYU joined many other schools in offering multiple Colts prospects.

BYU has offered another big time QB in the state of Utah. Cottonwood High School star QB Alex Cate received a scholarship offer from BYU within the last 2 weeks.

"Yeah BYU has offered me a scholarship." Cate said. "Coach Doman and Mendenhall have both been in contact with me."

The 6'2' 198-pound football player is no stranger to scholarship offers either. He has racked up 14 offers from schools around the country.

"LSU, Nebraska, Arizona, Kansas, ASU, Kansas State, Colorado, BYU, and Utah are a few of the schools that have offered," Cate said. "Miami and Michigan coaches are scheduled to come visit me this week."

Cate who is not Mormon said that religion doesn't matter when choosing a school.

"I grew watching Utah," Cate said. "But I like BYU a lot too. I plan on going down to Provo in June and visiting the campus and seeing the facilities."

This summer will be a busy one for Cate who will be attending a Scout.com combine in LA this summer and a tryout for the Elite 11 camp.

"I hope to get out on the road when school gets out for the summer and visit some schools," Cate said. "Hopefully by the end of June or July I will be able to start narrowing things down. I don't have a top five or anything yet."

When asked if BYU was anywhere near the top Cate said, "Yeah, I like BYU."

Cate said he will be looking for in a program are good coaches.

"I want to find a school with good coaches who throw the ball a lot," Cate said. "I like when offenses spread the ball, and I'm also looking for a good QB situation so I can come in and compete."

Cate said his strengths as a QB are arm strength, recognizing defenses, and good footwork in the pocket. He also has good speed running a 4.7 in the forty-yard dash.

Cate is also teammates with another Star BYU recruit Stanley Havili.

"Stanley and I are good friends," Cate said. "We talk a lot about schools and which ones we like."

Cottonwood should have pretty good team next year with both Havili and Cate. When asked if he expected to win state, Cate said, "Oh yeah! We're going to have a great team next year."

Total Blue Sports will catch up with Alex Cate in the next month to find out where he stands with a top five.


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