Three Star QB Establishing A Relationship

Casey Cochran

This signal caller from the Northeast has seen his stock continually rise as the camp and combine season kicks off for the summer of 2011. Duke has made an impression, but will it lead to an offer?

"Right now I have a verbal offer from Boston College," said Monroe (Conn.) Masuk three star prospect Casey Cochran. "I'm also hearing quite a bit from Duke, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Connecticut, and Rutgers."

At 6'1 and 205 pounds, Cochran finished his junior season with 200 completions of 289 passes for 3,340 yards and 40 touchdowns. He also had seven touchdowns on the ground. That built on a sophomore season that saw Cochran throw for 2984 yards and 26 touchdowns.

Off the field Cochran can bench 285-pounds, squat 455 and has a 26-inch vertical jump. He's also a 3.8 student with plans to major in Sports Medicine. And yet he's still waiting on more offers.

"I am waiting for August 1 for the written offers to come in, and I'm looking forward to the camps this summer."

"The camps provide a chance for me to prove that I am one of the most accurate passers in the country and I can make every throw on time and I can also buy time to extend plays with quick lateral movements. I look at them as a chance to compete against the best of the best as well as getting to know the coaches and staff from a personal standpoint."

Don't camps also provide a chance to work on your game?

"You definitely get better at these events. I am looking to improve on my straight ahead speed and gaining more experience while throwing on the run."

In addition to the camps and on the field training, Cochran is dealing with the pressures that come with the recruiting process including the various calls, letters, and other contacts.

"I try to take it all in stride and understand that this is a process that I have to get through to reach my goals and dreams. I am trying not to stress over it and I am just working on things that I can control like working out with my strength coach and my QB coach."

The Blue Devils have reached out to Cochran and are hoping he'll get be able to make a trip to Durham this summer for evaluation and a furtherance of the recruiting process.

"Actually I just got a great email from Duke and I am in the process of planning a visit with my dad. I haven't been there yet, but I am starting to build a relationship with them. They are really trying to bring in the quality athletes and people needed to compete for an ACC Championship."

So, heading into the summer between his junior and senior seasons, where does Cochran see his recruitment?

"Honestly it is really just starting. I would like to get all of my visits in by the second week in August and the best case scenario would be to make a decision before my season begins in September. I am scheduled to graduate in Jannuary of 2012, but I could also delay my decision until after our championship games in December."

Cochran is rated as a three star player and the nation's No. 51 quarterback according to Scout.com

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