Thursday, November 20, 2008

The Wait is Over... GO GATORS!

The text message from Larry Kasa said it all this week...


Congratulations Nick... We can't wait to see you in the Blue and Orange? The only question is what side of the ball will Nick be playing on... Something tells me the JUGS machine at Legacy High will be spinning overtime this Winter and Spring!

The "Swamp" is where Mick will be calling home for the next 4 years!

See and Hear From Nick...

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A great video article on Nick...

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Nick "Cover Boy" on ESPN Rise Magazine

If football doesn't workout for Nick Kasa there's always Madison Avenue. The cover boy of this months ESPN Rise magazine, the article tells us what those of us who have been following his career already know... He is a "Freak" athlete - in the best sense of the word.

What we didn't know is that male modelling is definitely a career option...

Great article... click the image to see a PDF file of the entire story. Congrats Nick!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Nick Named to US Army All American Bowl Team

There will be a press conference Friday October 31st at 3:00 PM in the Legacy High auditorium with representatives from the All-American Bowl officially inviting Nick to play in the January 3rd, 2009 game.

Nick is the only selection from Colorado and will represent us well.

Congratulations Nick!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Career Sacks & Tackles Mount Up as Nick Blows Up The Spartans...

Nick Kasa lowers the boom with one of his 3 sacks last Friday night against Greeley West

In what several Lightning fans thought was possibly his best game as a varsity player, Nick Kasa literally flew around District 6 stadium in Greeley last Friday night. Despite playing every offensive and defensive snap Nick ended up with 11 tackles and 3 sacks and seemed as fresh in the 4th quarter with the game on the line as he was in the 1st half.

At half time Larry Kasa (Nick's father) knew it was a special night. "He's on fire tonight..." Larry said on his way to stock up on hot cocoa. The Lightning ended up posting their third straight shutout.

Nick's 11 tackles gives him 180 for his career. With 2 games plus the playoffs ahead Nick needs 35 to break the career Lightning mark of 214 held by Cody Kincaid (2000-03). Nick added to his career sack mark with 3 Friday night giving him a total of 29.

Nick Takes Second Official Visit

Nick Kasa's Saturday following the Lightning 6-0 win against Greeley West started early.... At 6:00 AM he was off to Gainsville, FL to spend the day with the University of Florida football familyand watch the Gators beat LSU Saturday night at the Swamp.

Will Nick end up a Gator, Duck, Bear, Buffalo, or Fightin' Irish? Stay Tuned...

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Nick to Visit The Oregon Ducks - Autzen Stadium This Week

The first "official visit" for Nick Kasa will be this Saturday in Eugene, Oregon as the Ducks host Boise State. The fist of a maximum 5 visits allowed by the NCAA, Nick will experience PAC 10 football in the loudest stadium in the country.

Have a good visit Nick...

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Nick & Lightning Defense control the game in Lightning 31-7 Win

Nick Kasa and Lightning Defense Control the Mountain Range Mustangs

In a sloppily played game the Legacy Lightning Defense controlled the line of scrimmage and shut down Mountain Range in the Colorado 5A Front Range opener at North Stadium Friday night. The Lightning D held Mountain Range to 17 net yards on the ground.

Mountain Range scored on a 54 yard pass play in the second quarter to tie the score at 7. Other than that play The Lightning D held Mountain Range to 44 yards passing and had 3 interceptions.

The Lightning play Ft. Collins at North Stadium next Friday night.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

#1 Bulldogs now in the hunt for Nick

As reported in Mark Richt head coach of the nations #1 ranked Georgia Bulldogs has been enquiring about Nick. Read all about it here

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

We ran this post on the Lightning Team Blog - We had to repeat it here...

In addition to being the No. 1 high school football player / prospect in the state of Colorado Nick Kasa is now one of the most versitile.

Since fall practice has begun the 6' 7" 254 lb defensive terror has also been working at offensive line. This move will mean that Kasa will have to abandon his ever present #44 to #77 for now.

Will he be playing both ways? Will he get #44 back to be eligible to catch passes like he did against Mullen in the playoffs last year?
A lot of questions still remain...but one thing is clear, Offense or Defense, we are glad Nick is on our side of the ball.
We will keep you updated on Nick through the season!
Go #44/77 - Go Lightning

Nick is Rocky Mountain News Cover Boy!

The Rocky Mountain News kicked of their 2008 HS football coverage with a preview that included a cover story of Nick.

Here is the story...

It's hard to figure Legacy's Nick Kasa as just another player, now or in the future. He certainly will not be characterized as such by Lightning opponents this season.
Kasa has been tabbed by several college scouting agencies and publications as being among the nation's top five defensive ends. He is comfortable with all the attention he has received because of the attention it has brought to his teammates.
"I actually like the attention, because it gets our team to have attention, too," said Kasa, a 6-foot-7, 256-pound Rocky Mountain News All-Colorado defensive end. "This will probably be our best team since I've been here. I want to see a lot of our guys have the opportunity to play in college, D-I or whatever. That would be cool. Personally, I just want to do better this year than I've done in the past."
Kasa has narrowed his college choices to California, Colorado, Florida and Notre Dame but wants to keep his options open.
"I see football as not always being in my life, though," said Kasa, also an all-league sprinter in track. "Sure, I would love to play in the NFL. That's the dream - it would be awesome. But the NFL is a long way off, and when I get to college, I will just be another dude."
Kasa, who also is scheduled for duty on the offensive line, puts a possible future football career in perspective. He has to look no further than his father, Larry.
Larry Kasa played football at the University of New Haven in Connecticut. During a practice his senior year, though, he was seriously injured, ending any prospects of a professional career.
"Dad was getting looks from the pro teams, like the New York Giants," said Kasa, who wears knee braces in practice and games. "But that all ended so quickly. I want to do well in the college classroom, because I know you can't rely on playing football all the time."
Kasa, who will be starting for the fourth year, had a tremendous season with Legacy last season while helping lead the Lightning to an 8-3 record. He accounted for 39 tackles for losses and upped his career sack total to 211/2. Coach Wayne Voorhees expects Kasa to be a dominant force on both sides of the ball.
"Nick has the right attitude and he is 100 percent realistic," said Voorhees, who begins his sixth season at Legacy. "He is real humble and feels it is almost embarrassing with the attention he is getting. He is a team player all the way, and that has always meant more to him than his individual recognitions.
"His speed (4.65 for 40 yards), and size make him hard for anyone to handle. Together, the combination is unmatched. He covers a lot of territory and can chase down runners from the backside with that relentless speed. I do look for him to be the most dominant force this season on the defensive line."
Legacy's defensive line, which also will feature end Ryan Paulson (6-4, 240) and tackles Alan Tucker (6-3, 220) and junior Shawn Jenkins (6-0, 240), very well could be the state's finest.
"I think our defensive line is the strong point of our team this year," Kasa said. "We should also be fine offensively, but we do have a bit of work to do on the O-line. We lost a lot of good guys there. Overall, we're excited and ready to go."

Nick's Senior Year is here!

We have all been looking forward to Nick's Sr. year and seeing how far the Lightning will go. Bookmark this Blog... We will be keeping you up to date with the season and Nick's recruiting decisions...

Go Lightning - Go Nick