Long Beach (Calif.) Poly has long been a talent factory, but many times recruitneks think Poly only puts out skills players especially wide receivers and defensive backs.
The Poly Jackrabbits also have a nice track record for developing big men, too. It was only three years ago the Poly has three go to the D-I level in defensive end Junior Lemau'u who signed with UCLA, defensive tackle Kevin Brown, who is the currently the starting defensive tackle for UCLA, and also current starter for Hawai'i, offensive guard Hercules Satele.
Just last year, Poly sent four-star defensive end to the D-I level in Kenny Rowe, who is freshman with Oregon.
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There is a good case that defensive tackle/offensive guard, Jurrell Casey (6-1, 290, 4.8) is the most dominating defensive trenchmen on the west coast.
In a losing cause against Lake Balboa (Calif.) Birmingham a couple of weeks ago he was so dominating that Birmingham's head coach Ed Croson said he's one of the best defensive linemen he has faced.
Carson coach Mike Christensen would likely agree as Casey had an outstanding game against the Colts Friday. Casey said he had 20 tackles, two sacks and one fumble recovery that he scooped up and rambled 44 yards for a touchdown.
In four games, Casey has accounted for 50 tackles, 5.5 sacks and of course the fumble recovery that he took to the house.
Needless to say things are looking very good for Casey on the recruiting front.
"I have five offers, Nebraska, Arizona, USC, Oregon, and Ole Miss, but Michigan is recruiting me but have yet to offer," Casey said. "I'm high on USC and Oregon, and the rest are pretty even."
Did Casey have a childhood favorite?
"I grew up watching USC on television, they were pretty good back then," Casey said. "I've always liked them."
Will distance play a factor in his decision?
"Not really, whatever fits me best," Casey said. "I would like to take visits.
"I'll be at Ole Miss on October 5th, when they play against Louisiana Tech," Casey said "I want to visit Oregon and Nebraska also."
"I'm probably going to wait until signing day before making my decision," Casey said. "I want to announce with my teammate Vaughn Telemaque, if possible in our basketball gym.
What will play a factor into his decision?
"Mostly academics and the coaches on how they are," Casey said. "I plan to major in business and I want to become a Sports Analyst, after football.
Is there a player who Casey has been compared to?
"I'm not too sure," Casey said. "I really don't watch college games, but some people tell me, that I play like current USC player Sedrick Ellis.
What are Casey's goals for the rest of the season?
"Get better at everything, and be ready for college," Casey said. "And for the team to get better overall, be a family and to win a championship.
Casey was selected to the Rivals.com California Top 100 for the class of 2008 landing as the Golden State's No. 37 prospect at any position.