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Chiles isnt short on interest

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DALLAS - Even with the success already being had by Mansfield (Texas) Summit star John Chiles there were still some questions that he wanted answered at the Rivals.com Junior Day in Dallas this past weekend.
Recently named to the Rivals.com pre-evaluation Rivals100 for 2007, the speedy quarterback made his way to Southern Methodist University in Dallas on Saturday and not only talked about his new offers, but learned a little bit as well.
"Everything has been real exciting for me lately," Chiles said. "I learned a little bit by just listening to the speakers here. I was really wondering about eligibility and what I have to do to get that taken care of. Plus, I didn't know stuff about visits so I got that answered here."
Chiles, who says he could play more than one position on the Division I level, sees himself as a quarterback.
"I like being in charge, taking over the game, and being the head of the offense," Chiles said about calling signals on the next level. "If need be, I could play some wide receiver too."
The offer list is starting to heat up with top programs like Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Rice, Central Florida and Texas A&M are already in with their written offers. Nebraska and Baylor have given verbal offers and he expects those to turn official very soon.
"I really don't have a favorite," Chiles said. "I'm just sitting back and enjoying all of this right now. Out of everybody, I like Texas quite a bit. I'm also interested in Florida. Their offense is really great and they've been sending me quite a bit of stuff lately."
After a big season last year where his Summit team went 9-3, Chiles wants to return and make a big statement.
"It was a pretty good year for us," he said about his junior campaign. "We lost a couple of games in overtime and then lost to El Paso (Texas) Franklin in the playoffs. Some of my goals this year are to break those stats and get farther in the playoffs."
Don't look for a quick commitment either from the fast-rising prospect.
"I'm going to wait man," he said. "I'll sit down with my family and then just see what's best. Once I realize my decision and we've talked about it, that's when I'll let everyone know where I'm headed."
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