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Jared Casey Grew up Cheering for Louisville and Kentucky
The Kentucky and Louisville rivalry will extend beyond the football field for 2019. Both the Wildcats and Cardinals will battle for in-state linebacker Jared Casey.
Casey, a 6-foot-2, 225-pound linebacker from Louisville, Ky., picked up an offer from Kentucky on Monday, which Louisville decided to match on Tuesday. The four-star linebacker grew up cheering for both programs, but sided with Louisville when they were playing Kentucky.
“It means a lot,” said Casey about the UK offer. “Feels good to get recognized by your own state school.”
In-state recruiting has picked up since Vince Marrow became more involved. Since taking over in-state recruiting, Kentucky has picked up commitments from Eli Cox and Shawnkel Knight-Goff, both in-state talents for the Class of 2019. Marrow is the UK coach that extended the offer to Casey and the Wildcat staff is making him a priority.
“He (Coach Marrow) came to my school the other day and watched me workout. He said I was a priority for UK and that he loved my length, size, and speed.”
In addition to offers from Kentucky and Louisville, Casey holds offers from Cincinnati, Purdue, Oregon, Temple, and Syracuse, among others. Oregon, Temple, and Syracuse will receive three of his official visits, but I’m sure Kentucky and Louisville will fill the other two.
Casey would be a big pick up for Mark Stoops if he is able to pull him out of Louisville. After picking up three offers this week, his recruitment will continue to skyrocket throughout the summer. It was announced this evening that Casey received an invite to the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge in Atlanta from June 27-29.
“I’m a student of the game and I love playing football. I’m very aggressive and I’m a physical pass rushing linebacker.”