Next Cage up

Sophomore defensive lineman Jerron Cage of Cincinnati (Ohio) Winton Woods is on track to match older brother Daniel on the recruiting trail.

Much like his older brother Daniel, sophomore defensive lineman Jerron Cage of Cincinnati (Ohio) Winton Woods will have options when it comes to choosing a college. Perhaps even more.

With Daniel a freshman at Notre Dame, Cage has gotten a head start in developing a relationship with the Irish staff.

“I talk with Notre Dame all of the time,” Cage said. “I feel really comfortable there. Notre Dame is a really nice place. Coach (Mike) Elston is just a funny guy. He’s cool.”

Despite the perceived recruiting advantage in Notre Dame’s court, Cage says he receives no pressure from his brother to eventually follow in his footsteps.

“It was a good thing watching each coach gravitate towards Daniel and seeing him grow through the process,” Cage said. “He leaves me short telling me about Notre Dame so I make my own decision. I know he really likes it, though, and it was really cool seeing him play as a freshman.”

Cincinnati, Kentucky and Illinois have offered Cage, and along with Notre Dame, he’s received interest from Michigan State and Ohio State. 

“Education will be the main thing for me,” Cage said. “And, if I feel like it’s good for me and I can succeed there.”

The 6-foot-3, 250-pound lineman can play inside or outside on the line.

“My get off is really good,” Cage said. “If I accomplish that, I’m going to make the play.”


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