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Jared Casey Commits to Oregon

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One of the best football players from the state of Kentucky will play college football outside of the Commonwealth.  Four-star Louisville Ballard linebacker Jared Casey announced he will attend the University of Oregon.

A top 300 player nationally, Casey is considered the No. 18 inside linebacker in the country, although he’ll likely play on the edge at the next level.

Casey’s path to recruiting stardom is one rarely used.  He flew under the radar as an unheralded recruit hampered by injuries, until he earned linebacker MVP honors at a Nashville Rivals camp.  Days later Oregon offered him a scholarship, narrowly beating Vince Marrow to the punch.

The Commonwealth has eight four-star prospects in the 2019 recruiting class.  Five have now committed to programs outside of the state.  As we learned earlier today, Marrow and Mark Stoops are in an excellent position to land the final three, as well as another talented linebacker from Louisville, Shawnkel Knight-Goff.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

22 responses to “Jared Casey Commits to Oregon”

  1. cats646

    F**k!! He will flip when we win the championship this year

  2. Cmart0907

    That’s a long way from home. I think he will flip on signing day too. I work for Ballard and this physique is ridiculous.

  3. Headhurts

    U wanna be a Duck instead of a Wildcat? Afflack!

    1. Wade

      It mean fthat

  4. KYjellyRoll


  5. cats646

    He should talk to Terry Wilson before going there. Maybe he could change his mind!

  6. ukwildcat1991

    He probably only wanted to go to Oregon because of the jerseys. How much u wanna bet?

  7. Skeeter Valentine

    It looks like he has the same hair transplant Doctor as Ryan Lemond!

  8. bigblue98

    Good luck to him. However, hope Vince can flip him as that’s a long way from home.

    1. Luether

      Agree. Gotta keep the real good Ky players in Ky…

  9. TreyTingle

    This kid has said before that he wants to get out of Louisville and probably the state. Never understood people that would rather go somewhere no one knows them versus being a household name in your home state. Whatever best of luck to Marrow on the other 3 in state kids.

    1. satcheluk

      I couldn’t wait to get the hell out of KY. I couldn’t afford an out of state school, so I joined the Navy after college. I totally understand if a kid wants to leave. I wound up in Tokyo for nearly a decade. I can’t understand people who never want to venture out. Seems small minded, but to each their own.

  10. Trevathan

    Because sometimes you end up being patrick towles when everyone wanted you to be Tim couch.

    1. CombatMedic_98

      Well said D!!!

  11. zoupman

    Kid is overrated. Cats didn’t miss out as much as some think.

  12. michaelb

    Our d will have some good returning pieces . All four of our dbs are seniors though . That’s the only real big hole it looks

  13. ClutchCargo


  14. W1ldCats4Life

    Some kids and some parents want their kids to go away and make a name for themselves on their own.

    If the kid stays in state, maybe he doesn’t experience different culture or get out of a bad situation/surrounding. Or he stays and doesn’t pan out then he’s told the rest of his life how he wasn’t what he should have been for the in state school. Or maybe he goes away, hates it and comes back with a vengeance.

    Whatever his reasoning, it’s his, let’s not hate on a kids decision as fans. Oregon is a good school with proven history, it’s not like losing him to Bama, but it’s still a good program. It would be different if he chose Portland U over Ky.

    1. satcheluk


  15. RondoTheDonThough

    Can Max Duffy start drop-kicking FGs for us?

  16. CombatMedic_98

    I guess Oregon offered more than Louisville…they must be a little hurt from the BBall team and Slick Rick blowing their cover…oh well!

  17. notFromhere

    We want the ones we get every.time. If he wants to go to Oregon to experience the heavy prejudice of that state, that’s his choice. People have no idea til they live there.