Hoosiers get 3-star linebacker Aaron Casey

Indiana picked up its second commitment in as many days Tuesday, receiving a verbal pledge from three-star linebacker Aaron Casey.

The Georgia native is considered the No. 52 safety nationally and the No. 72 player from his home state. Casey picked IU over offers from Rutgers, West Virginia, Central Florida, Miami (Ohio), Ball State and Bowling Green, among others.

A 6-foot-1, 209-pound rising senior at Alexander High School in Douglasville, Ga., Casey posted 84 tackles in 11 games as a junior. He picked off three passes, deflected five more and recovered a fumble.

“He’s a great young man with impeccable work ethic,” Alexander coach Matthew Combs said. “He’s physical, he loves to come downhill and hit you. He has a high football IQ and he’s definitely our field general out there making all of our checks.”

Although he played both safety and linebacker at Alexander, Indiana recruited Casey primarily for the latter position. It’s also conceivable that he could slide into IU’s hybrid Husky position.

“He’s versatile for us,” Combs said. “He plays a little tight end for us, too, on the offensive side. … He has a skill set that he can kind of do both (linebacker and safety at the next level). What he brings to special teams with his physicality and going to get punts, I think that was their interest.”

Casey’s commitment comes a day after three-star Illinois offensive lineman Nick Marozas gave the Hoosiers a verbal pledge. Casey is the sixth member of IU’s 2018 recruiting class, joining three-star Illinois tight end Matt Bjorson, three-star South Carolina corner Elijah Rodgers, three-star Tennessee receiver Jacolby Hewitt and three-star Lowell safety Jordan Jusevitch.

According to 247 Sports, Indiana’s class is ranked No. 12 in the Big Ten and No. 68 in the country.

3 comments

  1. “Casey picked IU over offers from Rutgers, West Virginia, Central Florida, Miami (Ohio), Ball State and Bowling Green, among others.”

    Have to trust Allen’s judgement of Linebacker talent.

  2. This kid looks to be a player that can take over Scales spot after next year. He is big enough to gain some wait and play B1G LB but has the speed to play DB. I hope this player turns into another M. Ball recruit for IU.

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