Will Cassity join father at U of L?

Georgia safety prospect Hunter Cassity was among the trio of official visitors in town checking out the Cardinal football program over the weekend. In addition to being an All-County senior, Cassity is also the son of U of L co-defensive coordinator Mike Cassity.

In addition to the two headline prospects - Michael Fennerty and Lydarius Friend - that made official visits to Louisville during the last weekend of the recruiting period was 6-foot-1, 185-pound safety Hunter Cassity of Harrison High School in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Cassity, an All-County selection as a senior, spent time touring the campus and the U of L football facilities, attended the basketball game in Freedom Hall and spent time with current members of football team.

"I enjoyed myself," Cassity told InsideTheVille.com Monday evening. "I had a really good time. Louisville has a lot to offer."

One thing that the Cardinal program has to offer that no other can, is the opportunity to learn from his father, U of L co-defensive coordinator Mike Cassity, on the college level.

"Playing for my dad would be great," said Cassity. "I've always dreamed of playing for him. Plus, playing for Louisville would mean playing for one of the best programs in the country."

His opportunity at Louisville is likely one as a preferred walk-on and would mean a change of position to WILL linebacker, while more immediate playing time as a safety may be available elsewhere.

"If I were to decide to go to Louisville, I would hopefully gain the weight that I need to play there," he said. "I know that I could do it. I just need to figure out what is best for me."

As a senior, Cassity saw time at both safety positions and recorded 128 total tackles.

"I'm a hard-hitter," he said. "I like to come up and make the big hit. I like it when I see a receiver coming across the middle and know that I can make the big play."

While Cassity's on-the-field performance drew the attention of a number of college coaches, the Atlanta area prospect has narrowed his list of choices down to two.

"I still need to sit down and talk about it with my family," he said. "I've had a lot of different schools call me, but really it's going to be either Louisville or Samford. I need to look at the benefits of both and spend some time thinking about it. I just need to figure out which is the best situation for me."

U of L co-defensive coordinator
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His father, who is in his fourth year on the Louisville staff, admits that he'd love the chance to coach Hunter at Louisville.

"Speaking as his father, I think it would be great for him to come here," he said. "I think it would be great to coach my son, but as a parent I also want him to do what he feels is best for him."

While he didn't sign a Letter of Intent on Wednesday, Cassity does hope to have his decision in the near future.

"I'm not sure when I'll make my final decision," he said. "I want to do it kind of soon though."

InsideTheVille.com will continue to follow Cassity's pending college decision as we begin our spring football coverage during the coming weeks.


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