Scout has had word for quite some time that the 6-foot-3, 205-pound quarterback out of Eisenhower High School (Yakima, Wash.) would commit to the Mustangs, but the time just hasn't been right yet.
But that could all finally change this week once SMU defensive coordinator Tom Mason, Cassel's recruiter, visits the prospect on Thursday.
Cassel's father, Rod, informed Scout that he and his son are "100 percent committed" to SMU, they just need Kolney's mother's approval.
But Rod doesn't feel like it will take much to convince his wife, who's commitment is at 90 percent.
The Cassels were planning to visit the Hilltop at the end of May, but now since Mason is coming up, they may not need to take a trip to Dallas after all. Kolney and Rod have already been on campus, but they wanted Kolney's mother to experience it before committing.
Rod emphasized again, "I am old school and want to do this [commitment] right...In person, with a handshake." And that's why Kolney hasn't committed yet.
Cassel also has scholastic scholarship offers from Yale, Dartmouth and Harvard, but is not interested, per his father.
Cassel was supposed to participate in the Elite 11 Quarterback Camp in Oakland last Friday, but couldn't make it. Instead, he'll be competing in the one in Las Vegas on Saturday, June 16.
Rod also informed Scout that Kolney was selected to the Top Gun Camp in Virginia for the third year in a row, and at a recent Seattle camp, his son was going to be awarded MVP, but he told the NFL coaches in charge to give it to someone else, as it may help their recruitment and he already knows where he is headed.
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