Causey Looking at Options

Although committed to Florida Atlantic for three months, Fort Lauderdale (FL) St. Thomas Aquinas cornerback Rashard Causey says he is taking a closer look at the schools aggressively recruiting him, including Wisconsin.

The Wisconsin coaching staff has relentlessly been pursing Fort Lauderdale (FL.) St. Thomas Aquinas senior cornerback Rashard Causey for months now, even after he committed to Florida Atlantic in mid April. Now the 6-0, 193-pound Florida speedster has re-opened his recruitment and is even more considering Wisconsin.

“The de-commitment was recent like a couple weeks,” Causey told BadgerNation. “As of right now, I don’t have a top list. I am keeping my options open, but probably in a week or two I will release my top five.

“Wisconsin will be on that top list. I am very interested in Wisconsin. I like everything about them. I have had a couple old friends who have played at Wisconsin and they tell me great things.”

One of those people in Causey’s ear is former Wisconsin tailback James White, who recently completed a successful four-year stint with the Badgers and parlayed that into a NFL opportunity with the New England Patriots.

“I have always been around him,” said Causey. “I have heard from him recently and I have talked to Coach Beatty. He really wants me out there, and he is really pushing for me to get out there. He is telling me that I could be the other starting corner and could be a great contributor to the team. He just sees many good things for me at Wisconsin.”

A three-star recruit who is ranked the No.60 cornerback in the country by Scout.com, Causey plans to take an official visit to Wisconsin and look at a number of other schools who have been aggressively recruiting him.

Miami, Florida State and South Carolina are recruiting me the hardest right now,” said Causey. “I would also say the closest connection I have is with Coach Brown from South Carolina. We have built a great relationship over the last year. He has taught me a few lessons. He is just a great coach and seems like a really good dude. I just like the way he thinks and the way his mind is. The school is great and have great academics. The football team is good and I feel like they will win the SEC this upcoming year.”

Editor's Note: Following the posting of this story, Causey had second thoughts about de-committing from Florida Atlantic. He says he remains committed to the Owls. He is still expected to check out the schools listed in this story.


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