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Rivals250 prospect Joshua Casher has seen the highs and lows of recruiting. Casher committed to Auburn early on and it seemed like he was done with the recruiting process. However, he backed off his pledge to the Tigers to explore other options. Of course, that move led to the wrath of fans on the message boards and social media.
In addition to fan ridicule, he saw a drop in his status as the No. 1 center in the August Rivals250 presented by Under Armour rankings release. Currently, Casher is behind Crimson Tide target J.C. Hassenauer for the number one spot.
He has yet to visit any schools this fall because he is focusing on his final high school season.
"Right now what I've really been doing is playing football and living my senior year," Cashner said. "I haven't been giving recruiting too much of a strong thought. I'm going to go to a few games this year though."
Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, Miami, and Ole Miss are among his list of top schools at the moment. He doesn't have plans to take official visits during the season because of scheduling concerns.
Casher said he will at Auburn this weekend as an unofficial visitor for their SEC opener against Mississippi State. But is he still seriously considering the Tigers?
"As far as Auburn goes, I'm still giving them a chance," the four-star lineman said. "A lot of people probably have a misunderstanding. It wasn't anything about Auburn. Personally, I had to step back and regroup myself and get ready of my senior season. I think I got too ahead of myself."
A pair of Sunshine State schools are trying to make a run at Casher. He said he wants to visit FSU for their game against Miami because he is also interested in the 'Canes.
"I haven't thought of any dates yet," Casher said when asked about official visits. "I know I'm going to do them all after the season because if I do it during the season, it will be too hectic trying to come back home for school and with these two AP classes. I don't want to miss nothing."
Miami recently offered and Casher is looking to learn more about them.
"I always wanted to go see what the school is like ever since I watched ESPN on The U," Casher said. "I'm just starting to look at Miami and maybe later on it will get heavy for me or it may not. I just want to give all schools a fair shot."
He will likely commit after the season since he is going to take official visits in December and January. Casher doesn't report a leader and is open to all suitors.
Kynon Codrington is a Southeast Region football recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. You can click here to follow him on Twitter.
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