UK LB Target To Decide Between 3

Jonathan Casillas, a 6-foot-2, 200-pound outside linebacker from New Brunswick, N.J., traveled to the University of Wisconsin for his final official visit two weekends ago. He's since narrowed his choices to three and plans on notifying the coaching staff within the next month about his decision.

"Everything's pretty much the same," Jonathan Casillas said. "I've narrowed things down to three schools. All three are excellent schools and all are equally impressive in there own ways. In the end, it's gonna turn out to be what is most important to me."

Casillas, a 6-foot-2, 200-pounder from New Brunswick (N.J.) Senior is a three-year starting outside linebacker. He's currently narrowed thigns down to three schools, all of which he has visited in the past month.

"Kentucky," Casillas answered. "As you know, they are a struggling team right now, but they play in a tough conference, the SEC. They are saying I can come in and have a real good chance at playing right away. They say they have a lack of skill at linebacker and I would come in and play almost right away. That's what everyone wants to hear. They want to come in and play right away and Kentucky is offering that to me."

Casillas started at wide receiver and tight end the past two seasons for New Brunswick Senior High School.

"Wisconsin is by far the best program recruiting me right now," Casillas concluded. "They win every year and Coach Alvarez has a history at Wisconsin of building top program in the Big Ten. Year in and year out they do well and the NFL scouts take notice. Being that it's a Big Ten school too - is also one of the reasons why they have caught my eye."

The Huskies, however, could be the team to beat because of the proximity to home.

"Connecticut is so close to home," the athletic linebacker/tight end said. "My friends and family could come see me play because I would only be like 3 hours away. That's important to me, because I love my family and I would definitely love to have them be as close as possible."

Casillas says he's being recruited as an athlete by Wisconsin and Connecticut, but as a linebacker at Kentucky. The New Jersey native doesn't have a preference as to which side of the ball he plays in college, however.

"I talked to all the coaches last week and let them know where I stand," Casillas said. "They've all been in touch. I'm hoping that by the end of next week hopefully I'll have a decision because I don't want to keep them waiting on me."

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