Riley Casey (2016) commits to Oklahoma

Rickey Fowler lines up his putt on the first green during the first round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md., Thursday, June 16, 2011.

Riley Casey (2016) commits to Oklahoma

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Riley Casey (2016) commits to Oklahoma

Riley Casey, a 2016 recruit from Abilene, Texas, verbally committed to Oklahoma on March 26.

Casey, who attends Abilene Cooper High, chose the Sooners over Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, TCU and North Texas.

“I had really good offers from a few schools, which made my decision to commit to Oklahoma a tough one,” Casey told Golfweek. “I chose Oklahoma because of the facilities they have for golf and academics. I feel like I made a good connection with coach (Ryan) Hybl and (assistant) coach (Jim) Garren. I’m really impressed with how coach Hybl has turned the men’s golf program around. I’m excited that I will be able to play for him. I feel that Oklahoma will be a good place for me to improve as a player.”

Last summer, Casey won the Goodman Networks Junior, and also finished third at the AJGA Under Armour/Jordan Spieth Championship and the Genesis Shootout. This year, he placed runner-up at the AJGA Under Armour/Hunter Mahan Championship.

Casey is ranked 28th among Romine’s Top 50 boys for the Class of 2016. He is also ranked 88th overall by Golfweek.

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