Player Spotlight: Jurray Casey

PrepCa.com had a chance to talk to the star defensive end.

Our next player spotlight feature comes from one of the most storied high school football programs in the entire country in Poly High.  Last season Jurray Casey earned All-CIF Southern Section Division 1, he already has offers from Utah and Sac State.  Here's what he had to say.

 

PrepCa.com: What were your official stats from last season?

Jurray: 130 tackles, 89 solo, 8 sacks, 1 kick return for a touchdown, I earned All-CIF Southern Section Division 1

 

PrepCa.com: What is your official height, weight, bench, squat, clean and 40?

Jurray: 6'2, 210 lbs, 315 bench, 365 squat, 225 clean, 4.4 hand timed.

 

PrepCa.com: Who is currently recruiting you? Any early offers yet?

Jurray: I have offers from Utah and Sac State, I'm talking to Oregon, USC, and Fresno St.

 

PrepCa.com: What is your greatest football memory?

Jurray: Playing Pop Warner as a kid I knocked a kid's helmet off one time.

 

PrepCa.com: What are you doing to prepare for next season?

Jurray: I working on my speed and strength.  I'm lifting 5 days a week and running track to help out with my speed, I run the 100 (11.4) and the 200 (23.00).

 

PrepCa.com: What are your goals for this upcoming season?

Jurray: 150 tackles and at least 12 sacks

 

PrepCa.com: What is your strength as a football player?

Jurray: The ability to hit, I love contact

 

PrepCa.com: What is your weakness as a football player?

Jurray: Reading keys as a linebacker

 

PrepCa.com: Who are some teammates that people need to watch for?

Jurray: Alfred Rowe, Ryan Smith, Troy Guthrie, Gerald Bayless, Donovan Warren, Kenny Rowe

 

PrepCa.com: What teammate do you really respect the most and why?

Jarray: I really respect Kenny Rowe because as young as he is he really can play, plus he works really hard to get better.

 

PrepCa.com: Which program do you respect the most?

Jurray: I really respect Mission Viejo, because they really took it to us the last two years.

 

PrepCa.com: Who has been the most influential person in your life? Why?

Jurray: My mom, Collette Burns, because she keeps my head on straight and keeps me out of trouble.

 

PrepCa.com: Who is your favorite professional athlete?

Jurray: Willie McGinist because we play the same position and I feel we have the same instinct for the ball plus he played for Poly as well.

 

PrepCa.com: What can we expect from your team this season?

Jurray: Hopefully we will go undefeated 14-0 and be champions.

 

PrepCa.com: What are your goals as far as playing football in college?

Jurray: I would really like to go to Oregon and hopefully I can play early.

 

PrepCa.com: What can you bring to a college program?

Jurray: Bunch of speed to the defensive side of the ball, the ability to hit and a great work ethic.

 

PrepCa.com: What is your favorite thing about the game of football?

Jurray: The contact, in football it's okay to hit someone and not get in trouble.

 

PrepCa.com: Poly has a long storied tradition of being one of the best programs in the entire nation.  In your opinion how is Poly able to be successful year in and year out?

Jurray: There's no secret to out success.  We have a strong work ethic and run the same system from the very beginning, which makes everything vary familiar when you play at the varsity level.

 

PrepCa.com: What does your team do in order to keep the Poly tradition alive and keep the program functioning at the highest level?

Jurray: Practice, Practice, Practice, we always practice as hard as we possibly can and we never cut corners no matter what.

 

PrepCa.com would like to thank Jurray for his time.  We also wish Jurray and the entire Poly program the best of luck.  Anyone wishing to contact Jurray can email me at mike@24-7football.com


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