2011 Prospect: Miami Central QB

Read on to get to know Miami (Fla) Central standout quarterback prospect Rakeem Cato.

Player: QB Rakeem Cato

School: Miami Central (Miami, FL)

Measurables: 6-0/175

Grades: 2.6 core/no test

Junior Stats: 2,777 yards for 38 touchdowns and 6 interceptions

Top 5 college choices: Florida, Florida State, Florida International, Oregon, Kentucky

Childhood favorite: Miami

Scholarship offers: Florida International

2 most important factors: Academics and playing time

The Skinny: Cato emerged as one of the top quarterbacks in all of south Florida last season by becoming one of the area's most productive players. He played his junior season at Miami Springs and threw to a couple Division 1 caliber wide receivers. He has since left Springs and will play his senior season at Central, where he'll take over for Jeffrey Godfrey (UCF), who was one of the state's best players in recent years. Like Godfrey, Cato lacks ideal size but he's a good athlete with a live arm and he's been very productive at this level. He has just the one offer now but look for that number to go way up when college coaches come to see him this spring.


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