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By - rbruce@civitasmedia.com



Front row left to right: Russell Shelton, Cindy Shelton, Zac Cater and Cody Shelton. Back Row left to right: Head coach Byron Cordell and Tanner Dupree.
Front row left to right: Russell Shelton, Cindy Shelton, Zac Cater and Cody Shelton. Back Row left to right: Head coach Byron Cordell and Tanner Dupree.
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DURANT -The national letter of intent day got kicked off yesterday when Durant’s Zac Cater signed his letter to play quarterback with Northeastern Oklahoma A&M in Miami, OK.


Cater led one the most prolific offense in Durant’s history, throwing for 2, 765 yards with 30 touchdowns.


“I had no Division offers and that’s my main goal to play DI. I felt like if I went to this junior college, it would help me out with that goal and move on from there,” said Cater. “I talked to the quarterback coach and I feel like he is going to teach me a lot of different things. Their offense is similar to ours (Durant), it’s another reason why I chose them.”


Cater has given Durant fans a reason to cheer every time he strapped on his helmet a marched onto the football. But, changing school colors isn’t that easy.


“It’s going to be different, I’m going to miss a lot here,” said Cater. “I’m gonna miss my teammates, my coaches and playing in front of all the people.”


While everyone in Durant is going to miss Cater, Durant’s football head coach Byron Cordell may miss him the most.


“He is irreplaceable, not only as a player, but as a person. He is as good a kid you could ever coach as far as character, work ethic and heart. He is a fine young man and deserves the honor to play college football,” said Cordell.


“He is going to make an impact there. He can throw the football as good as anyone I’ve ever been around and he is very intelligent on the field. He’s a coach on the field. Nothing rattles him, nothing phases him. He is one of those guys, when he comes off the field wouldn’t know if threw a touchdown or threw an interception, just a fine young man,” said Cordell.


Reach Randy Bruce at (580) 924-4388 or on Twitter @SportsBruce.


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