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Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Four programs in front for DT Cage

By Jared Shanker

Four schools are standing out to four-star defensive tackle Daniel Cage (Cincinnati/Winton Woods), and he hopes to visit all four this summer.

“Louisville and Michigan State are in really good [position] right now,” the lineman said. “Georgia Tech and Florida are, too.”

The next visit for the 6-foot-3, 290-pound interior lineman and four-star recruit could be Louisville. He said a trip to the Cardinals is “definitely” in the works, and it will be Cage’s second time visiting Louisville.

“They got what I want,” Cage said. “When I went down there I felt comfortable, like I belonged there. I had good chemistry with the players, coaches. It was just a real good environment.”

Ohio State could host Cage for a camp this summer, although his main focus is getting ready for his senior season. He is planning to visit Michigan State later this month, too.

Education is a major factor for the nation’s 30th-best tackle, and he said Michigan State offers a physical therapy major, which is what he wants to study.

“They said if I go there, they can get me into the program. And if I excel in it, they’ll give me the help I need,” Cage said. “I’m looking forward to getting out there and checking the facility and getting better acquainted with the players and coaches.”

Later this summer or during the season, Cage would like to visit his schools in the Southeast. He is thinking of visiting Georgia Tech first and then heading south to Gainesville to see the Gators for the first time. Florida offered this spring.

“[Florida] is warm weather. It’s a beautiful place. It’s a good school and they got good tradition, so I’m looking forward to getting down there and checking it out,” Cage said. “I have to talk to Coach [Will Muschamp] because football is all good, but it’s not going to get me where I need to be. It’s not forever. I’m looking forward to what they have to offer educationally.”

Cage plans to use his official visits and then make a decision after his senior season.