"We don't start school until next week, but we are out there practicing," Cage said. "We have been practicing actually as a team since June doing mostly strength and conditioning this summer."
Cage, the No. 5 defensive tackle in the country, says that he's looking forward to the competition of the season. Cage says that Winton Woods is doing some redefining on offense because of graduation, but on defense just about the entire defense is returning.
"I just can't wait for the competition and getting back out there. We lost a lot of people on offense, but only two are lost on the defensive side. I am looking forward to seeing how it turns out."
The college coaches that have come through to see Cage have told him that they see him at either of the two inside spots. Cage has the speed to play both in college and even goes out to end for his high school team.
"I am playing the one-technique or the shade in the 3-4. The college coaches have said that I can play anywhere because I have the speed. I can go to the one, three or the five. I would say that my get off on the ball and beating the blockers are my biggest strengths."
Recruiting is going to pick back up soon again and Cage says that he is welcoming it to some extent. Personal issues have overshadowed the process. Nebraska is one of many schools to offer Cage, but as of right now five teams are standing out to cage when he thinks about his official visits.
"Honestly, we are just getting back into the process after some personal issues with my family. Everything is going to be OK, but literally I haven't given it much thought.
"I will probably take some trips during the season and some of them after. There are some schools that are standing out to me. For sure Florida, Louisville, Michigan State, Tennessee and Arkansas are standing out at the moment."