Long Beach Poly (Calif.) linebacker Jurray Casey took his first official visit to Oregon this past weekend and came away very impressed. In fact, the talented athlete sounds like he might be just about done with the recruiting process.
Casey, 6-2, 210 pounds plays both defensive end and linebacker at the high school level but projects as a linebacker in college. The athlete looks like a college player right now and definitely passes the eyeball test. He runs well and is very tough and physical.
"I had a great trip and felt very at home at Oregon," Casey said. "Me and Travon (Patterson) got picked up at 4:45 in the morning to catch a 6:30 flight on Saturday. We went straight to the game and I really enjoyed watching the team play. The crowd was into it and you can tell that the city is all about Duck football, it's the only game in town.
"Kevin Garrett was my host and I got along well with all the players there. That was probably the highlight for me actually was just meeting all the players and bonding with everyone. Don Pellum is the coach that is recruiting me and he's also the LB coach so it was cool getting to know him a lot better. Overall it was a great trip."
Did you consider ending the process and making a commitment?
"Yeah, actually, I thought a lot about that. In fact, I told the coaches I'm coming but I just need to talk to my mom before I would say I'm a solid commitment. You can call me a soft commitment though. I'm planning on being a Duck and as soon as I talk to my mom, then I'll go ahead and make it official."
Casey is the nation's No. 46 rated outside linebacker.