"All those kids listen to Tommy. Tommy's like the Pied Piper down there," Holliday said. "Tommy's the guy that they all listen to. It's amazing - they do what Tommy tells them to do, to be honest with you, and Cato did what Tommy told him to do, which was a good thing."
Two of FIU's Miami natives are transfers from Mountain State schools. Defensive tackle Imarjaye Albury, a 6-foot, 295-pound defensive tackle, moved back from West Virginia, and 5-11, 195-pound Matt Larrubia transferred from Fairmont State.
Both are sitting out this year. Albury is listed as a redshirt freshman, Larrubia a junior.
Holliday and his staff had trouble deciding on two offensive captains, so they named Gator Hoskins, Shuler and Cato. The defensive captains are Alex Bazzie and Ra'Shawde Myers.
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