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UK Football Offers Rising In-State Star


The Kentucky football team has extended a scholarship offer to the fastest-rising prospect in the region.

Entering the spring season, Jared Casey only had scholarship offers from Purdue, Toledo and Cincinnati. He transferred form Trinity to Ballard last year, but had to miss the entire season with a torn labrum.  He returned to football this spring on the camping circuit.  After taking home the linebacker MVP honors at the Rivals Camp in Nashville, the unranked recruit became a four-star prospect.

Now a consensus Top 20 linebacker in the country, Casey has picked up offers from Syracuse, Oregon, and Temple since the Rivals camp.  Vince Marrow could not ignore Casey.  Today the Big Dog visited Casey at Ballard and extended him a scholarship offer.  It’s Casey’s first SEC offer and just his second in-state offer, behind only EKU.

Casey grew up a UofL fan, and he’s taken unofficial visits to the Cards’ campus, but the Cats offered him first.

You can learn more about Casey’s development from WLKY’s Dan Koob, who visited him at school last week.


Article written by Nick Roush

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

5 Comments for UK Football Offers Rising In-State Star

  1. Parker_UKFanNC
    6:55 pm May 21, 2018 Permalink

    If he grew up a Loserville fan… not sure he would want to come

  2. KyZoneBlitz
    9:05 pm May 21, 2018 Permalink

    Sometimes weird things happen. I hope it isn’t a scenario where he commits to us, the dirtybirds offer mid November, he flips day before early signing day, and signs with them in December. Then again, not worried st all, Marrow is on the trail. If he wants to go there, ok, we will kick his tail for 4 years. I remember Tim Patterson (back in the joker years unfortunately) was from Jefferson county, went to Central High, about 4 miles from the dirtybirds campus. He grew up a dirtybird, from an entire family of dirtybirds, yet still on signing day, picked UK over his believed dirtybirds. Now, he never played a snap if iirc, but, that’s irrelevant, point is, he inconcievably grew up cheering for them. So, who knows, will be interesting to see for sure, but in no disrespectful way, at the moment, I’m more worried about Milton Wright, and the possibility of flipping some of these insanely talented trenchmen. You kbow, OL/DO, I know Hudson is supposedly verbaled to V.T. (V.T.?!?!?!?) but, Marrow is on the case, Detective Marrow usually gets his man, so, maybe a Jacob Lacey, also?….lol

  3. CombatMedic_98
    1:08 am May 23, 2018 Permalink

    Not impressed.

    • KentuckyVSEveryone
      5:06 am May 23, 2018 Permalink

      Yeah, the 18th ranked inside linebacker in the COUNTRY is probably not that talented.

  4. KentuckyVSEveryone
    5:07 am May 23, 2018 Permalink

    Well this was short lived. Casey got his wish as Loserville offered him on Tuesday afternoon during a visit. On to the next one!