Clarksville, Mich., cornerback Tim Cason was going to be in Atlanta this weekend anyway, so the three-star prospect figured he would test himself against the best the southeast had to offer. It was a move that paid dividends.
The 6-foot, 185-pound Cason was named one of the top five defensive performers at Sunday's Rivals Camp Series stop in Atlanta.
"I went down there and told myself there were going to be some great athletes who were a lot faster than I am used to up north," Cason said. "I told myself I am one of the best and I was going to outshine anybody who stepped on the field. I feel like I did that and was the best DB there."
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Cason's standout performance came against many top wide receiver prospects from the southeast, including Rivals100 prospect Josh Malone. The showing gave him confidence in his game going forward.
"I think it was just me being me and realizing I can go up against any receiver out there," Cason said. "The speed down there was a lot quicker, but I was able to keep up."
Cason hopes his performance in a talented setting like the Rivals Camp helps propel him forward on the recruiting trail. He currently holds three offers from Bowling Green, Toledo and Western Michigan, but continues to hear from more schools.
One of the schools that has shown interest in Cason is Georgia Tech, and Michigan native visited the Yellowjacket's campus while in Atlanta. He felt positive about the interest he received from their coaching staff while on the visit.
"The special teams coach put in my tape and really liked it," Cason said. "Coach Andrew Rodrigues liked it as well. The DB coach hadn't looked at it yet, but said he would do that and I have to give him a call back."
Cason was also supposed to visit Georgia while in the Peach State, but was unable to make the trip. His next campus visits will be to Northwestern and Notre Dame this Saturday with his Maximum Exposure 7-on-7 team. He also plans to visit Wisconsin on April 20.