With size being at a premium for the cornerback position on the college level, 2014 Clarkston corner Tim Cason
, 6'2 and 175, is a physically imposing defender after just finishing up his junior year in high school. The Wolves bowed out to Rockford in the quarterfinals of the state playoffs forcing the entire team, including Cason, to shift gears toward a long off-season. Saturday in Pontiac for the Maximum Exposure Combine, Cason began the off-season by impressing those in attendance and locking down receivers lining up across from him.
"I just came out here to do my thing," Cason told GoBlueWolverine. "Lock these receivers down if anyone stepped in front of me. And that's what I did."
"I felt really good. I haven't really had any competition this year as far as the people that we played but I got some competition out here that was really good and I liked it a lot. It just proved where I was and how much of a player I became over the year so that felt really good."
After swatting ball after ball throughout the 1-on-1 portion of the event, fellow 2014 corner Damon Webb
of Detroit Cass Tech flipped over to the offensive side of the ball to test Cason even more. To Cason's credit, he stuck to Webb like glue forcing an incompletion.
"I knew who I was going against," said Cason. "I just wanted to line up against the best people out here. He has multiple offers and I have a couple offers so just get the best people out here and just go up against the best that I can."
Cason is fielding interest from several Big Ten schools at the moment, with two standing out.
"Nebraska and Indiana have been hitting me up a lot," said Cason. "Indiana told me they were definitely going to be one of my official visits and Nebraska, they just want to get me down for a visit so I can meet the staff and all that."
"They really want me at corner cause I'm a physical guy."
One school Cason hasn't heard much from is Michigan and the junior corner would like that to change moving forward.
"Just letters still," said Cason. "I don't know how that is with the relationship between them and me but I just want more than just a letter."
"I'm hoping," Cason added. "I really want them to."
The hard work doesn't stop here for Cason who feels he still has plenty to prove to himself, his high school teammates and college coaches in preparation for his fourth and final year of football at Clarkston.
"My work ethic needs to go up a lot," said Cason. "I can guard just about anyone just because of my height and my size but I want to get better, move to the next level and become a college DB instead of a high school DB and high school level and then move up and improve from there. I want to just become a better player."
To watch the full video interview with Cason including clips of him in action from Saturday's combine, press play below.
Clarkston (MI) high school defensive back Tim Cason didn't see much action during his junior year for the Wolves. Saturday at the Adidas Maximum Exposure Combine that all changed and Cason really stood out.
Clarkston (MI) high school defensive back Tim Cason really stood out.