Kasey Studdard, the 6-2, 260 pound, four star phenom for the Highlands Ranch Falcons of Littleton, Colorado is receiving nationwide attention for his play on both sides of the ball.
His 4.8 forty speed, 28 inch vertical jump and 335 pound bench press coupled with his 465 pound squat indicate that Kasey has the athleticism, which affords the Falcon coaching staff the flexibility to utilize his talents anywhere in the trenches.
Rated as the #9 offensive guard prospect by Rivals 100, Studdard last year received All-County and All-League honors for both the offensive and defensive Line and garnered both All-State and All-Colorado accolades as a defensive lineman. This season, while playing left tackle on offense and both nose guard and middle linebacker on the other side of the ball, Kasey has been instrumental in the Falcons’ 7-0 start and number two ranking in the Colorado 5A classification.
His strong points are - “My strengths, I guess, are my quickness for how big I am, my quick feet, and my ability to see and find the ball on defense.”
Among the numerous schools clamoring for Kasey’s signature next February are Colorado, Colorado State, Nebraska, UCLA, California, Arizona, Arizona State, Missouri, Kansas State, Kansas, Southern California and Texas, where his father competed and the alma mater of his mother as well.
“Not at all, it doesn’t matter. They are letting me handle it and choose for myself,” he said in reference to whether his parent's might influence his decision.
With only three games left in his senior campaign before the playoffs begin, Studdard has definitely whittled down his list of prospective schools, right? “No, I’m going to worry about it after the season. I’ll take a look at it then, pick which schools to visit, then decide some time after that.”
Has anyone been eliminated? “No, I am wide open right now.”
Is any school recruiting Kasey harder than others? “Nah, I get letters from around ten different schools a day and sometimes two or three letters a day from the same school.”
Does anyone impress him the most? “They are all nice and I enjoy talking with them.”
Kasey continues to focus on improving his 2.8 GPA and plans to take the ACT on October 27th.