Memphis, Tennessee, Westwood High athlete Nikia Cathey made his way north to check out what the Hoosiers had to offer. "The Indiana trip was good" Cathey told The Crimson Quarry. "A few things that stood out was the weight room and the practice facility. Although it rained, the game was great. The stands were packed" he added.
The 5-8 175 pound three star prospect caught up with Herb Haygood while on Campus. "I spoke with Coach Haygood. I didn't talk that much because we left early due to the weather but he was excited to see me, he's a great man" Nikia said of the Associate Director of Player Personnel for the Hoosiers.
Cathey, a one time Mississippi State commit, stated he didn't know when he will make a decision but the Hoosiers are currently the number one team on his list. He has offers from programs such as Northern Illinois, Middle Tennessee State, UAB and Western Kentucky. Nikia is the 1143rd player in the country, 97th athlete and the 18th top talent in Tennessee for the class of 2014, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings.
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Nikia Cathey wasn't the only playmaker in Bloomington Saturday. Another one of the talented prospects in town was 2016 Illinois running back Kentrail Moran, who made the trip with O'Fallon High School teammates Micquell Cotton and Marques Cooper. "The visit was good. What stood out was the size of their school and the relationship between coaches and the players." Moran Said. "The game was really nice. They played a great team in Penn State, who is also recruiting me. When they (Indiana) got on top of Penn State, I was very shocked but I knew they had it in them."
Kentrail already holds an offer from Northern Illinois and has tons of other programs from across the nation keeping a close eye on him. Even though the Hoosiers are yet to offer the 5-11 192 pound back, he got some reassuring words from a couple IU coaches on Saturday. "I spoke to Coach Inge and Coach McCullough. They said they really like me and I'm what they're looking for. He went on to add. "I have what they are wanting in their program, Coach Inge said."
As a freshman, he rushed for 700 yards and six touchdowns while catching 22 passes for 248 yards and another score. So far this season, Kentrail hasn't disappointed either. Last Friday, Moran rushed for 195 yards and a touchdown and also threw for one,in a 27-13 victory over Collinsville High.
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