Long Beach Poly (Calif.) defensive lineman Jurrell Casey took his first official visit to Ole Miss a month ago. This past weekend, the talented tackle was in Eugene to check out the high flying Oregon Ducks and was very impressed.
Casey, 6-1, 280 pounds is one of the top tackle prospects in the West region. He's a three year starter at Poly and earned all-state underclass honors as a junior.
The lineman has had a dominating senior season and he's a big reason for the Jackrabbits being 7-1 and ranked No. 7 in the state. Casey is very strong, has excellent quickness off the ball and requires constant double teams on just about every play.
On the recruiting front, Casey has had Oregon near the top of his list for some time and had a chance to check out the Ducks this past weekend.
"I had a real good time, it was a good visit for sure," Casey said. "The thing that really stood out to me was just the game and the atmosphere at the game. I love how much the fans love the team. It was so loud and crazy in there and I really liked seeing that.
"I was up there with Vaughn (Telemaque) and Kenny Rowe hosted both of us. It was great to see Kenny again and he really likes it up there a lot. It was good to hang out with the players on the team and talk to the coaches as well.
"I've known Coach Pellum for a long time because he's the one who recruited my brother to Oregon. We talk all the time and I'm real comfortable with him. The facilities were real nice, Eugene is a cool college town and I just like the football program in general and how they play.
"Right now, I don't really have a time table for when my next visit will be or when I'll be ready to make a commitment. The Ole Miss visit was cool too and I really can't say which one I liked better. Of course USC is still high on my list too but I don't have a visit set right now.
"Vaughn and I want to commit at the same time but that doesn't mean we're a package deal or anything. We just want to make our announcements together and right now, we're both still trying to figure out what we want to do."