November 5, 2008

Nashville defender heading to Texas Tech

Following a big win against the nation's number one team, Texas Tech has seen success more than just between the sidelines. The recruiting trail has been hot for the Red Raiders and the streak continued on Wednesday afternoon.

Nashville (Tenn.) Maplewood defensive tackle Romario Cathey has been a stalwart for one of Metro Nashville's most successful programs over the past two seasons and on Wednesday he decided to commit to play football for Mike Leach and Texas Tech.

"I committed to Texas Tech," Cathey said. "I just got off the phone with Coach [Dennis] Simmons about five minutes ago. I've been watching them and I'm liking how they've been doing and I think they're going to get even better."

Cathey, who has offers from Memphis, Louisville and MTSU as well as interest from programs like North Carolina and Tennessee, liked everything he saw in Texas Tech and enjoyed an official visit to Lubbock in October.

"I just like the team," he said. "I like the coaching staff. I like the campus. I like everything about the school. I just called (Coach Simmons) and he put me down on the board and he said great job."

While Cathey is excited about his commitment to the Red Raiders, he also has plans to take one other visit to make sure he has picked the right program.

"I'm looking at Louisville," he said. "I'm going to put them down for January 4th to visit. I'm going to call the coach right now."

Before heading on anymore visits, Cathey and his teammates have some unfinished business to attend to. Last season they finished as the runner-up for a 4A state championship. This Friday a return run to the championship game begins.

"We're ready for the playoffs," he said. "We want to show the world that we're ready to play."


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