Watching tape and talking football with the WSU coaches were among the activities at WSU's junior day event this past weekend. Eisenhower's Kolney Cassel said the quarterbacks paired off with the Wazzu WR coaches to get a feel for what the Cougars will be doing offensively under Mike Leach.
"The junior day was pretty good… I thought it was a great experience for me. They throw the ball a lot and that's what I want to do. They said they audible a lot and I'm really good at that. I think it's a really good fit for me, Coach Leach's offense," said Kolney Cassel.
Cassel doesn't have a Cougar offer yet. Coming down for spring practice, the upcoming May Evaluation and attending WSU's summer camp in June could enhance his prospects.
"Coach Leach wants to see more of me, I don't think he was real sure about (offering) me yet. Coach (Jeff) Choate and the other coaches seemed very interested. I think Coach Choate really wants me to go there and to get offered. Coach Choate facebooked me (Sunday) morning, they want me to stay in touch and I think he's putting in a good word for me with Leach," said Cassel.
OTHER SCHOOLS Cassel is hearing most from these days include SMU (offer), Utah, UCLA and Oregon State.
"And Michigan just talked to my dad…I'm going to take an unofficial to SMU when I go to the Elite 11 in Dallas, on March 24," said Cassel.
CASSEL THREW FOR 2,697 yards and 27 TDs against 6 INTs this past season as a junior. His two year totals at Eisenhower: 3,840 yards, 40 TDs and 14 INTs with a career passer rating of 109.23.
He was named last month to the 2013 Northwest Nuggets In Waiting list by the Tacoma News Tribune.
Before the 2011 season began, Scout.com Northwest Recruiting Analyst Chris Fetters saw Cassel this past summer and tells CF.C he came away thinking he had the strongest arm in the state for the 2013 class.
Yakima QB sees good fit at WSU
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