Scouting Report: Kolney Cassel

Leading up to National Signing Day, Pony Stampede will be providing scouting reports on each SMU commit by talking to their high school coaches and gaining insight on the future Mustangs!

Establishing himself as an ace recruiter is not what Yakima Eisenhower (WA) quarterback Kolney Cassel expected of himself after becoming the Mustangs eighth commitment of the 2013 class.

However, his impressive efforts off the field have not gone unnoticed by Mustangs fans, as he has continually recruited fellow teammates and friends towards the Hilltop. Cassel, who is still recovering from a broken leg, has undergone intense rehab for the past few months in order to be ready to play once he arrives on the Hilltop this summer.

We caught up with Cassel's high school coach Dan Eyman, to find out how Cassel's rehab is going and how the two-star signal caller will make an impact once he arrives at SMU.

How big of an impact did Kolney have on your team this year?

Kolney has had a HUGE impact on our program for the past 3 years. We were 19-4 with Kolney as our starting QB.

What are Kolney's best skills and attributes?

Has a cannon for an arm but he is a great leader and loves to study the game of football which translates into him being a very smart player.

What does Kolney need to improve on?

His footwork is an area of weakness he will need to improve.

Will Kolney make an immediate impact at SMU or will he need time to develop?

I think that once Kolney gets a grasp of the SMU offense and becomes comfortable with it, he will have no problem physically stepping up and playing at that level.

Why is SMU a good fit for Kolney?

He LOVES the coaching staff, the University and the city of Dallas and all the things that a large city like Dallas has to offer.

How is Kolney's rehab going?

He is doing really well. He is out of his cast and boot and is working his tail off to get back as soon as possible.

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