Junior Profile - Casey Tyler

Casey Tyler is a 6-7, 260 pound TE/DE prospect from Edmonds (Wash.) Edmonds-Woodway and Tyler has all the skills physically to make his mark on either side of the ball. The only question remains is, which side will it be?

"I love catching passes in the red-zone and scoring touchdowns," Tyler said when professing his preference for offense. He caught 15 balls for 215 yards, with four of those finding the promised land. In a rush-oriented offense, those numbers were good enough to make Casey the top receiver for the Warriors.

He was also named first-team all WesCo 4A as a tight end by the Seattle Times.

Physically, Tyler is one of the more imposing figures playing high school ball in the greater-Seattle area. And he knows it. "I'm a lot bigger than most of the other players out there, there's really nobody who is as strong as I am," he said when asked about his play on the field. "I'm also a little bit of a talker. I like to talk to quarterbacks, tell them that I'm going to get 'em." (laughs)

He currently runs a 4.9 40, benches 325 pounds, squats 400 and power cleans 290.

Letters have come from Washington, UCLA, Notre Dame, Arizona State, Boise State, Idaho State, Oregon, Oregon State and Penn State, among others. Casey has some ties to the local school.

"I went to grade school with Jason Benn and I used to also see Kyle Benn and Jon Minter around too," he said. I've always been a U-Dub fan, but I've started to pay a lot more attention to them in the past couple of years."

Tyler attended Junior Day after being invited by the Husky coaches. "I met all the coaches," he said. "Coach Gilbertson was funny. He was always cracking jokes. He kept calling me skinny. He's kinda weird, but in a funny way."

Casey also laid out his camping schedule for us this summer. "I'll be going to our team camp at Eastern (Washington) and also the Rick Neuheisel camp," he said. "U-Dub is definitely my number one team so far."

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