July 22, 2008
Iowa St. at the bat for Casey
Enticed by his speed, college coaches have courted Crosby (Texas) athlete Chance Casey this past spring and summer, hoping to impress the 5-foot-11, 165-pound to land his signature next February. For Casey, however, not much time has been available to really evaluate the programs that have recruited and offered him.
Casey holds seven total scholarship offers from Iowa State, Nebraska, TCU, Baylor, Colorado State, Houston and SMU. Other priorities this summer have prevented him from checking all those schools out, but he was able to visit TCU recently and has plans to visit another one of his offered schools this week.
"I'm going up to Nebraska for my last track meet," Casey said. "I am going up there tomorrow and I was going to go visit Nebraska on Friday."
After finishing up his high school track season in the spring (where he took home state titles in the 110 hurdles and 300 hurdles), Casey has been running with a club track team through the USATF this summer, participating in the 400 hurdles, the 110 hurdles and the 1600-meter relay. His best time in the 400 hurdles is a 51.07 and in the 110 hurdles is a 13.67.
On the gridiron, Casey played primarily at running back as a junior, accumulating over 1,400 yards and 14 touchdowns. His speed attracted coaches at Iowa State and the Cyclones were the first to offer a scholarship. Other offers have followed, but Casey has not forgotten that Iowa State was the first to offer.
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