February 10, 2013

Cason on the Spartan radar

One of the in-state prospects that the Michigan State staff is taking a close look at for the class of 2014 is defensive back Tim Cason of Clarkston High School. SpartanMag.com was able to catch-up with the 6-foot-0, 185-pound prospects and got the latest details on his recruitment.

Cason had a strong junior campaign this pass fall for the Clarkston Wolves. His play in the secondary helped the school have an undefeated regular season and they finished 11-1 on the year. For his efforts, Cason was selected All-Metro North by the Detroit News.

During the month of January several college coaches stopped into Clarkston High School. We asked Cason about the schools that stopped in and are showing him the most interest at this point in time.

"Michigan, Michigan State, Toledo, Ball State, Eastern Michigan and Central Michigan have stopped by," Cason said "I have offers from Toledo and Bowling Green."

Many schools are getting ready to hold junior days and Cason indicated that if his schedule is able to accommodate it, he hopes to visits several schools in the coming weeks. If he cannot make junior day he does plan on going to some schools to check out a session of spring practice.

"I have already been down to Toledo," Cason said. "I can't make it down to Bowling Green because I am going to the NIKE Combine on that same day. I also am supposed to go visit Ball State and visit Michigan State later this month too."

The Spartans have been keeping in contact with Cason the past few months we asked him about who his primary recruiter is and what type of feedback he has received from the Spartans.

"Coach Salem is the coach that I talk with from Michigan State," Cason indicated. "They have said they want me to come up to camp "

Having Cason at camp will allow the staff to a thorough evaluation of him in person. Not only will the staff be able to evaluate Cason in the testing phase and measure he speed and explosiveness, but they will also see him match up with multiple high-level wide receivers that will sure to be at camp.

Cason will be attending the NIEK Combine and he will also likely be stopping into some of the regional events this spring such as the Best of the Midwest, Sound Mind-Sound Body and Under Armor Camps. SpartanMag.com and Rivals.com will have coverage of these events and will be sure to report how well Cason performs.

Matt Dorsey's Take: Back in the fall it was reported that Cason had a scholarship offer. It seems as if that information was a bit pre-mature. Essentially Cason is one of the players the staff wants to see on campus and earn an offer. Often Coaches will tell kids if they come to camp and do well they will be offered. Sometimes recruits assume they will do just that. Cason is very confident in his ability and that type of attitude is what you like to see in a defensive back. If he shows up to East Lansing and clocks a 4.5 forty and vertical jumps 35+ inches he will definitely put himself in line to receive a scholarship.

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