Chris Casey(6-2, 195lbs, sr LB/DE) of Richards has transferred to Simeon and will play for the Wolverine football team this fall. Casey is a DI college linebacker prospect and is getting looked at by several Big 10 Schools.Casey has a lot of explosiveness and speed. You'll see him break up a lot of running plays, cause tackles for loss, and generally disrupt opposing offenses.
It will be curious how Simeon uses Casey because Simeon already has 3 high impact linebackers in Quinton Jones(5-10, 200lbs, sr. MLB/OLB), Antonio Crosby(5-10, 200lbs, sr, LB), and Brandon Purnell(6-2, 227lbs, sr, LB). All 3 are all-city caliber linebackers and are being looked at by colleges. They may put Casey or one of the others at the Defensive End or other position.
Simeon returns a lot of players - particularly on the defensive side of the ball- from a team that advanced to the 8A semi-finals last year. Simeon's defense averaged only 5 points a game in their 7 CPS games last year. Futhermore, they only gave up 9 points to Wheaton North, 7 points to Downers Grove South, and 17 points to Hinsdale Central.
This linebacking crew assembled by Simeon is one of the best in the Chicago area. The addition of Casey makes an already great Simeon defense even better.