David Cato Enjoys Iowa City - And Commits

David Cato, a 5-10, 190 pound safety out of Mansfield Summit HS in Arlington, Texas took a trip up to Iowa City with his teammate Terran Benton. We know Terran had a great time, find out what David had to say in this premium recruiting Q&A. Update: Apparently, David enjoyed the visit more than he originally thought...

Updating this story, posted Wednesday night, David has made a verbal commitment to the Hawkeyes, despite hoping to visit Iowa State this weekend. We should have more with David late this afternoon.

Q: How was the trip?

David Cato: The trip was amazing. We got a taste of the college atmosphere, saw how the college players live their life. How they went to school, and the training facilities. As soon as we got it, all the crazy fans, it was crazy. Especially after they won, the town was great. For the most part, it was just a new experience. We liked it, a lot.

Q: Who did you get a chance to talk with one-on-one?

Cato: I got to talk with all the coaches about everything. Academics, football. My host was Jacody Coleman. I asked a lot of questions, about college, coming in as a freshman, just being here. I got a lot of questions answered.

Q: Were you surprised?

Cato: I was shocked. I didn't know what to expect. I got there, I guess they knew we were coming. The fans were going crazy. I would say the people in Iowa are just friendly, it's a good atmosphere.

Q: What about the way things went on the field, as a DB, what did you think of the defense?

Cato: It was a very stout defense. Iowa is very serious about football, there is no BS about it. If you get out there, you've got to love football. You can't have no heart out there, you've got to play smash-mouth football, tough defense.

Q: Any idea when you'll make your decision?

Cato: It could go either way. I might take another visit and then make my decision, just compared to what I thought of the two visits, you never know.

Q: Do you have any set up yet?

Cato: I wasn't planning on taking one with him, but hopefully I'll come with him to Iowa State.

Q: Who are you hearing from the most?

Cato: SMU, Iowa, Purdue.

Q: When you got home, what sort of things were your parents asking about the trip?

Cato: I told them that they had great academics. Whatever we wanted to major in, they had a certain team for it. They gave us a walkthrough of it.

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