Kasey Gaines

KASEY GAINES
Safety

Home town: Loganville, Ga.
High School: Grayson
Listed as: 5-foot-10, 160 pounds
Commitment date: Sept. 19, 2012
Rated as: 2-star prospect by Rivals.com and Scout.com and a 3-star recruit by Lions247.com.

Of note: Gaines also held offers from Harvard, Howard, VMI and Presbyterian. ... Penn State offered Gaines after observing him at the team’s summer prospect camp. Gaines was one of the camp’s fastest players, clocked in the 40-yard dash at 4.4 seconds. ... Gaines was specifically recruited by Penn State defensive coordinator Ted Roof, who played at Georgia Tech.

In his words: "I really didn’t think of the NCAA stuff as a big deal. Obviously, no one wants to go through anything like that. But I just think it’s a great opportunity for me anyway you look at it. They chose me to be part of building the program, so I feel honored about that.”

“I just thought it would be a great opportunity. I love the coaches, and I thought it would be awesome to be a part of the Penn State tradition.”

Twitter comments from fellow recruits ...

Earlier posts:
Georgia defensive back announces Penn State commitment

Highlights of Kasey's junior season at Grayson ...

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