Long Beach Poly (Calif.) is loaded with talent this year and yet another player on the team with multiple scholarship offers is Jurray Casey. Casey is a dominant linebacker/defensive end who said he has a pretty good idea of where his first three visits will be to.
Casey, 6-2, 210 pounds is one of those players who you can just look at and tell he's a football player. He has a college body, is very strong and is one of the fastest players on Poly's team, which is saying something. As a junior, Casey played as a rush end and finished the year with 120 tackles and eight quarterback sacks.
We had a chance to watch Casey in week one last weekend and he was playing as an outside linebacker, which is also where he's being recruited.
"I like linebacker better," Casey said. "It's fun to rush the passer but I'm better suited to play linebacker in college and that's where everyone is recruiting me right now."
Since September 1, Casey has received calls from USC, Utah, Cal, Oregon, Oregon State, Fresno State, Arizona and Wyoming.
"Cal was my first offer and I also have offers from Oregon, Oregon State, Utah, Fresno State, Wyoming and Sacramento State. I haven't set up any trip dates yet but I'm going to be visiting Oregon (Jan. 6) with some other players on my team. Vincent (Joseph), Travon (Patterson) and Terrence (Austin), were all visiting that weekend.
"I'm not sure about any other favorites but I do want to visit Cal, Arizona and probably Oregon State. I like USC too but they haven't offered and I'm not sure I would need to visit them since they're so local. I definitely want to take all my trips before I make my decision."
The biggest high school game in the country this weekend will take place in Seattle when No. 7 Bellevue (Wash.) takes on the No. 8 Jackrabbits.
"We just have to be disciplined and know our assignments," Casey said. "They run a complicated offense with a lot of fakes and things like that but I think with our team speed, we match up real well with them and I think we'll do pretty well."
Academically, Casey is carrying a 2.5 GPA and scored an 1150 on the new SAT. He'll retake the test on October 8.