With the National Junior Olympics in Omaha, Chance Casey of Crosby (Texas) will be up in the state as well. Nebraska has offered Crosby for track and football and according to Head Coach Kevin Flanagan, Chase will see the university.
"I don't know what his schedule is," Coach Flanagan said, "but, I do know that they are leaving tomorrow. He wasn't at the school today, unless he was there this morning for workouts."
There are football players that get labeled as track guys that play football. Chance Casey is a football player that runs track.
As a sophomore, Casey had 1,030 yards rushing for a 6.5 ypc average and 15 scores. Last year, he had 1,115 yards rushing for a seven yard per carry average to go with 12 touchdowns. He added 16 receptions for 282 yards and two more scores.
Casey is one of the fastest people in all of Texas to go along with those impressive football statistics. Coach Flanagan wasn't sure what events Casey was going to run, but he thought it was multiple.
"I am pretty sure that he will run the 110-hurdles and the 300-hurdles. He might also go a relay or two. It's possible that he might even do the high jump.
In May, Casey ran a 13.87-second 110-hurdle at the UIL Track Championships. At the UIL Championships he also ran a 36.32 300-hurdle as well. In April at a meet, he jumped 6-foot-8 in the high jump for a personal best.
While up in Omaha, just down I-80 there is a terrific chance to step over and see Nebraska in Lincoln. Coach Flanagan said that the Huskers have offered Casey in track and in football.
"It's not an official visit, but he has been offered by Nebraska in track and in football. We have talked about that a little bit. Chance and his dad will have some time while they are up there to visit."
Casey will actually be running the 110-hurdles, 400-hurdles and mile relay in Omaha. "I think that 400-hurdles is probably by best event," Casey said. "My time there is 51.07. I think that it's one of the fastest in the state."
Casey is excited about seeing everything at Nebraska on Friday with his father. He is going to get a chance to check out the football and the track programs in Lincoln.
"I am really just looking forward to seeing their football program. They are supposed to have great tradition there. I am also interested in seeing what their track team has to offer. I don't know a lot about Nebraska track."
Casey is a standout running back for Crosby, but mostly people are recruiting him to play either as a wide receiver or as a defensive back. Nebraska is looking at him as an athlete.
"Nebraska likes me as an athlete, I believe. I am not really being recruited as a running back. Mostly everyone likes me as a wide receiver or a defensive back.
"I think that it's because of my agility. It's my ability to make cuts on the field from any position and also my straight line speed."
Casey just recently picked up the offer from Nebraska saying that he received the offer in July.