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Cassel recaps junior day visit

Kolney Cassel loves to throw the football and after visiting Washington State for its junior day on Saturday there is definitely interest in the Cougars but they have not offered yet.
The Yakima (Wash.) Eisenhower pro-style quarterback who threw for 2,697 yards with 27 touchdowns and six interceptions in his junior season said he enjoyed meeting with first-year coach Mike Leach and the coaching staff and a return trip this summer is expected.
"It was good meeting all the coaches," Cassel said. "They're going to try to get after it and try to turn the program around. They're going to throw the ball around a lot. They're cool people and they're cool coaches.
"I like to throw the ball around and that's what I like to do. I try to sit in the pocket and throw and that's why I feel like I can fit there. SMU likes to throw the ball, too."
SMU has offered Cassel, a 6-foot-2, 205-pound prospect who looked good at the U.S. Army National Combine in San Antonio. It was his first - and so far - only offer.
In his junior season, the Yakima Eisenhower quarterback averaged almost 300 passing yards per game.
"(SMU) reached out to me and they said I was one of the best quarterbacks they've seen so far and they offered me," Cassel said. "I was thankful."
Cassel said Washington State wants to see more of him before extending an offer.
"Mike Leach was saying he wants to see more of me and he wants to get a better feel for me basically," Cassel said. "We're going up there this summer (for team camp)."
Other than his offer from SMU and more interest from Washington State, Cassel said he's hearing from Utah, Michigan, Washington, Cal, UCLA, Oregon State and other programs.