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Attention not unexpected for Chaney

Tulsa (Okla.) Washington wide receiver Quentin Chaney and his family were expecting the recruiting attention, it just wasn't for football.
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"Basketball was his first love and passion," Chaney's mother Regina said. "That sport just comes naturally for him. We knew he would be recruited for basketball. We were kind of taken aback when the offers to play football started to come in. We knew he was fairly good, but we didn't expect this."
The decision of which sport to focus on is one the 6-foot-6, 205-pounder hopes to put off for a while.
"He really would like to play both in college," she said. "Most of the schools recruiting him are telling him that he would be allowed that opportunity."
One school that really keeps making it clear they have no problems with Chaney playing both sports is Oklahoma State.
"The coaches in both sports keep reiterating that playing both is not a problem for them. They are very good about it and have made it clear to us that neither of them have a problem with it. They are the ones who talk about it the most."
While most schools would be happy to allow him to try both, Chaney continues to work on his skills in both sports.
"He goes and plays in a passing league two times each week. He runs routes and gets passes thrown to him. He's working hard on getting better. Then he comes home from that and goes to the gym and plays basketball. He's on the go all the time."
The other schools in pursuit of Chaney include Southern California, Oklahoma, Missouri, Texas A&M, Colorado, Kansas, Kansas State and Arkansas.
"There are others, but those schools have all offered scholarships for football. They are also the ones that are not standing in his way of looking at both sports. Kansas hasn't talked much about basketball. They are more just interested in him as a football player. Tennessee is another school that has begun to show interest in him as a football player. His teammate last year, Robert Meachem, is headed to play for them this fall."
The attention continues to rise for Chaney in basketball too.
"Connecticut and Illinois have really picked up on him in basketball. He is getting a lot of letters from Connecticut lately and Illinois has been sending a lot of personal notes to him."
Chaney showed off his talents in both sports last season earning all-area honors in football and basketball.
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