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Cassel could be close to commitment

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Kolney Cassel might be close to making his commitment.
The Yakima (Wash.) Eisenhower pro-style quarterback said as much last weekend at the New Level Athletics Elite 7on7 in Las Vegas and SMU could be the big winner in his recruitment.
Cassel is expected to visit SMU this weekend with Seattle (Wash.) Seattle Prep defensive back Tere Calloway and the three-star quarterback said if things go well then he could make his decision.
"I'm pretty set on SMU," Cassel said. "I'm pretty much set unless someone comes out of the blue.
"I love the offense and coach (June) Jones and the other coaches. My head coach at my high school knows the defensive coordinator so it's cool because my coach is my friend and he has friends there.
"My family and I have been talking about it a lot. If it is what I expect it to be when I get there then I'll probably commit."
Cassel, who threw for 2,697 yards with 27 touchdowns and six interceptions in his junior season, recently took an unofficial visit to Hawaii and was at the Washington State junior day in the last few weeks. Both programs are showing some interest but neither has offered yet.
"I went to Hawaii for an unofficial and they said they want me to come back and they're pretty close to offering," Cassel said.
"My dad was talking to coach (Jeff) Choate from WSU and they said their offer might come soon, too, but I don't know."
Those programs and others might be too late since Cassel is preparing to visit SMU this weekend. He likes the offense and the coaching staff so much that it might be too good to pass up.
"It looks like a good fit," Cassel said. "I like to air it out all the time."
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