December 19, 2010
Casher preps for announcement
While many of the nation's top junior prospects are still deciding which schools they'll be visiting for junior days in the spring, Mobile (AL) Faith Academy star Chris Casher is preparing for his official commitment announcement coming up next month. The 6-foot-4, 235-pound defensive linemen made the decision to end his recruitment early with a January decision and the elite pass rusher feels good about his plan.
"I have already made my decision and at this point, I just want to wait to announce it on January 5th so that I can have all my friends and family there to support me and be there with me for that special moment," Casher said. "I feel good about my decision and I really don't want to drag out the recruiting process any longer than I need to. I want to get it out of the way so that I can focus on school and finishing up my high school career the right way with no distractions."
Casher said his school choice will be either Alabama, Auburn or Florida State and that while he feels good about the school he has chosen, he believes all three to be good options.
"Alabama, Auburn and Florida State are all three great schools and great programs and I knew before I made my decision that no matter which one I chose, it was going to be a great education, great football tradition and great coaching."
Casher's decision comes following another dominant season on the defensive line for Faith Academy.
"Our season went pretty well but in my opinion unless you win it all, you can always do better. My season personally went pretty well overall. I finished with 60 tackles and 7 sacks and I feel like I improved a lot of my techniques a lot this season and leaned a lot more about my position. I will be either a defensive end or outside linebacker in college, depending on the defense I play in, so rushing the passer is important to me and I feel like I made a lot of improvements in that area this year."
"As far as my grades go, I'm in good shape right now. I have a 2.5 GPA and I'm right on track for another solid year. I think getting the recruiting process over early will help me stay focused on my grades and keep me from potentially letting up in the classroom my senior year."
Once Casher makes his decision known, he said he'll likely begin campaigning to bring along a number of the state's other top junior prospects.
"I know a handful of the other big recruits from the Class of 2012. I played AAU basketball with Reggie Ragland and Kwon Alexander and the Hueytown quarterback Jameis Winston and I have talked a good bit too and we still see each other quite a bit."
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