Cate down to eight

Just when we thought we had it rough traveling on the Nike camp tour, along came quarterback Alex Cate. Cate has narrowed his list down to a final eight schools and will take unofficial visits to at least seven of the schools in the next two weeks.
Cate, 6-1, 185 pounds is one of the elite quarterbacks in the West region and has close to 25 scholarship offers. He recently narrowed his list down to a final six but added one more team today and possibly another pending an offer.
"This Sunday, we're heading out to visit all his favorites," Scott Cate, Alex's father said. "His top six are Oklahoma State, Nebraska, LSU, Arizona, Arizona State and Washington. Iowa just offered this morning so we're going to visit the Hawkeyes as well and we're supposed to hear back later today from Miami. If they offer, we will include them in our travel plans as well. Miami was out here last week and Coach Werner said he really liked Alex and told us Coach Coker would be calling today with news on whether they will offer. The next week and half, we'll be visiting each of these schools so it should be an exciting time.
"Alex was really high on Oklahoma too and they offered a few weeks ago. Chuck Long called to see what Alex was thinking in regards to Oklahoma but since he was still in school, we told him we wouldn't be able to visit until next week. They decided to go with an in-state kid who was ready to commit right then, it's just amazing how fast everything goes when it comes to recruiting.
"As soon as the visits are over, Alex will make his decision. He has already told the schools that he'll give them an answer right after these trips are over so they can move on to other quarterbacks. A lot of these schools have told Alex he's the top guy on their board so we don't want to drag this out any further."
Cate had a solid showing at the recent Nike Camp at Stanford and the following day at the EA SPORTS Elite 11 workout at Cal. As a junior, he earned Student Sports Junior All-American honors after throwing for 3,437 yards and 40 touchdowns.