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Kater to play for former CMU coach Butch Jones

10:47 AM, Jan 25, 2010   |    comments
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Montague QB Cody Kater led the Wildcats to two Division 6 state championships

Montague, Mich. (WZZM) -Montague's All-State quarterback Cody Kater will not be a Chippewa next year after all.

Kater told WZZM 13 Sunday night that he decommitted from his scholarship offer with Central Michigan and will play college football at Cincinnati under head coach Butch Jones.

The two-time state champion QB committed to Central last summer while Jones was the head coach of the Chippewas.  But earlier this month, Jones left CMU to take over for Brian Kelly at Cincinnati and he made a play to bring Kater too.

"The day he signed his contract (at Cincinnati) he called me at 6 AM," Kater said.  "He told me that he wanted me there and he wanted me to go with him."

Cincinnati is coming off a 13-1 season in 2009 and earned a bid to the Orange Bowl. 

The opportunity to play for a BCS conference school and a national championship was one he couldn't pass up.

"To go from a MAC school to the Big East school, you're fighting to get into the top 25 or fight to win a national championship," Kater said.  "Of course, I'm a competitor and that's what I chose to do."

Kater led the Wildcats to its first state championships in the school's history in 2008 and 2009.  He's the first Montague player to receive a scholarship to play Division I college football.

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