Weston still waiting on a D-1 opportunity

After his second-straight outstanding season at Northwest Mississippi, QB Casey Weston (6-3, 205) is still waiting on a D-1 opportunity. The talented signal-caller put up huge numbers in 2009 and now he's waiting to see if anyone will give him a chance...

In 2008, as a freshman, Weston threw for 2,072 yards, 16 touchdowns and nine interceptions and this season he put up even bigger numbers, completing over 55% of his passes for 2,871 yards, 27 touchdowns and 12 interceptions while leading the Rangers to a 5-4 record.

"I felt like I did all I could do to show people I can play at the next level," Weston told JCFootball.com. "I just haven't gotten a lot of looks, but I'm hopeful someone looks at me because I feel like I could easily play at the next level."

Weston grew up a fan of SEC football, particularly Auburn where his father had season tickets.

"Ever since I was little I wanted to play SEC ball," Weston said over the summer. "I came to school (at Northwest Mississippi) in order to give myself a chance because I only really get one shot at it."

So far schools from D-1AA have been the only schools to contact Weston, but he feels if he's patient he might have a chance to still realize his dream.

"I'm a little frustrated, but it's part of life," Weston said. "You just have to keep persevering and something good will come out of it.

"I'm definitely more of a pocket guy, but I can do (run) and be mobile enough to keep defenses honest."

Weston is ready to sign now and he'll have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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