Cullen Casey would rather play on DL

Junior Cullen Casey (Rochester, N.Y./McQuaid Jesuit) said the position he's being recruited to play could be a significant factor in where he ends up playing college football.

Casey, a 6-foot-4, 275-pound offensive and defensive lineman, said he's hoping to play defensive tackle at the college level, but is currently being recruited on both sides of the ball. His only offer is from Old Dominion.

“What position will I end up playing? That's really tough to say,” Casey said. “I like both positions, but I prefer defense.

“Old Dominion offered me as a defensive tackle. Bowling Green likes me as a guard. Buffalo and Temple said I could play both, and Syracuse said they're interested in me as a defensive tackle.

“I'm looking for the best academic school, but if two schools are even [the position] could be a factor. That could be what it comes down to.”

Casey said he's planning to attend a junior day at Buffalo on Saturday, and will likely attend a junior day at Duke next month. He attended the Syracuse camp last summer and said Connecticut has asked him to attend its camp this year. Massachusetts, Temple and William & Mary are among the other schools that have shown interest.

“Buffalo, Bowling Green, Syracuse, Connecticut and Duke – those are the schools I'm in the most contact with,” Casey said. “It's pretty wide open right now.”