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CBS Sports' Dennis Dodd touted Marshall senior QB Rakeem Cato as a small-school Heisman candidate.

Dodd's bigger argument is that non-BCS schools (Conference USA, Sun Belt, MAC, Mountain West and American) should have a separate Player of the Year award from the Power 5 conferences. Hawaii's Colt Brennan in 2007 and Northern Illinois' Jordan Lynch in 2013 are the only players who have finished higher than fourth in the Heisman voting from outside the Power 5 conferences since 1998. The 6-foot, 188-pound Cato enters his senior season having already thrown for 10,176 yards and 91 touchdowns. He won't win the Heisman this year, but 4,000-plus passing yards and 40-plus throwing touchdowns aren't just realistic -- they are expected.
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 7 - 1:27 PM

Marshall redshirt sophomore S A.J. Leggett has "flashed why he was so highly rated out of high school" while a member of the Thundering Herd, observes CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

The 5-foot-11, 190-pound Leggett has embarked on a circuitous journey to find himself on the NFL's radar. He signed with Miami as a stud prep recruit, one of the top CBs in the nation, but academics cost him his scholarship. Leggett signed with the Thundering Herd and redshirted in 2012. He started only one game last year, but led the squad with four interceptions. Leggett is looking to hold a coming out party in 2014.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 19 - 9:40 PM

Marshall senior QB Rakeem Cato reminds CBS Sports' Dane Brugler of "a smaller, not as refined version of Teddy Bridgewater."

"He has fierce competitive heart and has clearly matured since he arrived at Marshall, but the lack of size, inconsistent mechanics and overconfident arm hurt his NFL value. Cato reminds me of a smaller, not as refined version of Teddy Bridgewater," Brugler wrote. Marshall's four-year starter had a solid junior season, finishing with 3,916 passing yards and 45 total touchdowns (39 passing, 6 rushing). The 6-foot, 188 pound Cato, has thrown for more than 8,000 yards over the past two years.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 16 - 4:26 PM

Dolphins signed Marshall TE Gator Hoskins.

Hoskins (6-foot-1 5/8, 253) was a prolific red-zone receiver for the Thundering Herd, turning 99 career receptions into 1,318 yards (13.3 YPR) and 28 touchdowns, including 15 scores as a senior. Hoskins ran 4.73 at the Marshall Pro Day, adding a 36 1/2-inch vertical and 9-foot-8 broad jump. A movable H-back type in the mold of new teammate Charles Clay, Hoskins will have to be used creatively by the Dolphins coaching staff to maximize his pass-catching tools. He's not an in-line tight end.
May 11 - 2:58 PM

Seahawks selected Marshall G/T Garrett Scott with the No. 199 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft.

Scott (6-foot-5, 310) was a three-year starter at tackle for the Thundering Herd, hauling in second-team All-Conference honors from coaches in each of the last two seasons. He has the versatility to play inside at guard, but the Seahawks are looking for tackle depth. Russell Okung is coming off another injury, this time surgery on his foot. Scott's strength is blocking in a straight line.
May 10 - 4:57 PM

Marshall T Garrett Scott has had five team visits and has recently worked out for the Chargers and Seahawks, according to NFL.com's Gil Brandt.

The five team visits Scott has had are with the Oakland Raiders, Kansas City Chiefs, Miami Dolphins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Cincinnati Bengals. The 6-foot-5, 307 pound prospect, could offer a team some positional versatility, as Scott can also slip inside and play guard. Scott is projected to go anywhere from the middle to late rounds of the draft.
Apr 29 - 4:17 PM

Marshall T Garrett Scott worked out for the Chargers this week, according to Aaron Wilson.

Scott has previously visited the Oakland Raiders, Kansas City Chiefs, Miami Dolphins and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He is one of our favorite third day offensive lineman and is listed among Josh Norris' top 150 prospects.
Apr 23 - 11:30 AM

Marshall senior TE Gator Hoskins caught six passes for 104 yards and two touchdowns in the school's 31-20 win over Maryland.

Hoskins is a very intriguing Joker/H-back talent in the mold of Charles Clay. We don't see him as a traditional inline tight end, but expect teams to move Hoskins around the formation. The senior recorded 50 catches for 821 yards and 15 touchdowns this year.
Sat, Dec 28, 2013 11:07:00 AM

Marshall junior QB Rakeem Cato completed 28-of-44 passes for 337 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in Friday's 31-20 Military Bowl victory over Maryland.

Cato and future NFL TE Gator Hoskins (six receptions for 104 yards and two touchdowns) shredded Maryland's porous secondary. NFL.com's Gil Brandt wrote earlier this year that Cato "reminds me a little bit of Russell Wilson." Cato is sub 6-foot and sub 200-pounds, but his arm is strong enough that he could be given an NFL look after next season. Cato, who has thrown for more than 8,000 yards over the past two seasons, will be one of the nation's best non-BCS players in 2014.
Fri, Dec 27, 2013 06:13:00 PM

Marshall and Maryland will play in the Military Bowl Presented By Northrop Grumman on Dec. 27.

Marshall tight end Gator Hoskins projects as a Joker or H-back type receiver in the NFL. Maryland linebacker Marcus Whitfield is another worth watching.
Mon, Dec 9, 2013 05:10:00 PM

Marshall senior TE Gator Hoskins caught four passes for 26 yards and a touchdown int he school's 59-28 win over ECU.

Hoskins has hauled in 13 touchdowns this season and remains one of the top H-back/Joker options in the country. he doesn't receiver a lot of credit, but expect Hoskins to earn a Shrine or Senior Bowl invitation.
Fri, Nov 29, 2013 05:23:00 PM

Marshall junior QB Rakeem Cato completed 33-of-58 passes for 456 yards, five touchdowns and one interception in Thursday's 45-34 victory over Tulsa.

Marshall overcame five turnovers (four fumbles) to complete a fourth quarter comeback. Cato has passed for more than 215 yards in every contest this season and thrown for at least three touchdown passes in four consecutive games. Cato is sub 6-foot and sub 200-pounds, but his arm is strong enough that he could be given an NFL look after next season. At 5-1, Marshall is now tied for first place in the Conference USA East Division with East Carolina.
Thu, Nov 14, 2013 11:43:00 PM

Marshall junior QB Rakeem Cato completed 14-of-20 passes for 276 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in Saturday's 56-14 blowout of UAB.

The Thundering Herd improve to 6-3; 4-1 in Conference USA. Cato has passed for more than 215 yards and thrown for at least one touchdown in all nine games. He's posted a pretty 23/6 TD/INT in 2013. NFL.com's Gil Brandt wrote earlier this year that Cato "reminds me a little bit of Russell Wilson." Cato is sub 6-foot and sub 200-pounds, but his arm is strong enough that he could be given an NFL look after next season.
Sat, Nov 9, 2013 07:36:00 PM

Marshall junior QB Rakeem Cato completed 19-of-35 passes for 235 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in Thursday's wild 51-49 loss to Middle Tennessee State.

Cato and the Thundering Herd stormed back from a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter before Logan Kilgore hit Tavarres Jefferson with a nine-yard touchdown strike as the clock expired. Marshall had a reason to gripe, however: The referees called the game after the touchdown instead of making MTSU attempt an extra point. If Marshall had blocked the kick and returned it the other way, they could have forced overtime.
Fri, Oct 25, 2013 12:07:00 AM

NFL.com's Gil Brandt wrote that Marshall junior QB Rakeem Cato "reminds me a little bit of Russell Wilson."

"But I don't think he's as good as the Seahawks quarterback," Brandt wrote of the sub 6-foot Cato. "He moves around a lot and has a strong arm. He's a guy right now that would definitely be drafted if he were to come out (he's a true junior). Definitely is a prospect, but it would be smart for him to stay in school with all the quarterbacks coming out this year." Brandt doesn't rank underclassmen this early in the season, but he believes Alabama's A.J. McCarron is the No. 1 senior quarterback, followed by Stephen Morris, Tajh Boyd, Aaron Murray and David Fales.
Source: NFL.com
Mon, Sep 23, 2013 02:44:00 PM


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