"It was really nice," added Jurrell Casey
. "I had a lot of fun there. It was real nice."
solo on the visit and had this to say about the trip.
"To be honest,
it was a lot better than I was expecting. Everyone was real cool with one another.
The people down in Mississippi are so friendly, and they want you to feel welcomed."Jonathan Cornell
was Jurrell's player host.
"Jonthan was just real laid back
and down to earth. He is from out here too (California), so he kind of just showed
me around and told me what to expect."
What new did Casey learn about
Ole Miss during his trip?
"I did not know it was in that small of
a town. It is very small, everything is right there together. That is a good thing
because it gives you a chance to get to know everyone in their community. And
the classes are right there together. You do not have to walk too much."
asked what Casey liked best during the visit; he had the following things to say.
just loved everything. Everything was great. The Grove was real cool too. I like
how all of their fans came out and supported their team. Their fans get their
players hyped up before the game, and that just makes it easier for you to stay
jacked up and ready to roll before you hit the field."
have added several California players to their roster since the Coach Orgeron
era started, and this kind of took Casey by surprise.
"Yea, I thought
they would have like two or three guys from here over there, but I did not know
there were that many."
Did Jurrell feel like he fit in with the Ole
Miss players and coaches?
"Yea, because everybody was real cool to
me. They also work hard, so that is good to me."
Casey had a chance
to take in the Ole Miss practice on Friday and had the following thoughts.
have fun and work hard at the same time. Their coaches are real funny, real cool
cats out there."
It is no surprise that Jurrell thought there were
a lot of similarities between the Southern Cal and Ole Miss programs due to several
of the former Trojan coaches now being at Ole Miss.
"The Ole Miss
coaches are real energetic like they are at USC. They are real similar, just the
way they conduct themselves and run practices. I almost felt like I was at a USC
practice watching Ole Miss. Just high energy players and coaches who work hard
but like to have a good time too."
Jurrell attended the Ole Miss homecoming
game on Saturday.
"They are a good program. They have a lot of things
to fix, but they are still a pretty good program. I think I can come in there
and make an impact for their defensive line, I really do."
with the Ole Miss coaches this morning before going back home.
me how I felt like I fit in, and I told them it would be cool for me to down there
and play. It would be a great opportunity for me."
Although the Rebels
received a bump, one team remains on top of Jurrell's list.
Cal is still my leader. Everybody is still about the same. I am going to give
Ole Miss a lot harder look now though."
Where does Casey visit next?
I can get up to Oregon pretty soon."
Casey (DT, Long Beach, CA) - Scout.com's #36 nationally rated defensive
tackle had a chance to take in his first official visit this past weekend. How
did his trip to Ole Miss go?