The process has started very quickly for Mansfield (Texas) Summit athlete John Chiles just as his coach had predicted earlier in this fall.
After transferring in before his junior season from Carrollton (Texas) Ranchview, the 6-foot-2, 190-pound speedster definitely caught the eye of Summit coach Kyle Gellar on the first day of practice.
Gellar said in an earlier interview back in August that everyone better be prepared for the type of talent that Chiles will bring under the Friday night lights.
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"I'm telling people so they know now, John is a phenomenal athlete and he was in the mix for us the day he stepped on campus," Gellar said. "He's as good as I've ever coached."
That would explain why Chiles already has written offers from Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, and Texas A&M. The top junior says he's not sure how many more he may have that may have just arrived.
"I've got them all at home and I get so much mail, I'm not sure who else has sent me one at this point," Chiles said. "I know OU, Oklahoma State, and Texas A&M though and that's pretty cool to know those are out there."
One school already sticks out to Chiles.
"I really like Texas, but they haven't sent me much," Chiles said. "I don't know how to explain it man, I've just always liked them since I was little. I guess you could say I watched them on TV since I can remember."
Aside from the NIKE Football Training Camp at College Station, Chiles is unsure of other summer plans he has at this point. After his junior season that went so well, he knows that he'll have plenty of schools vying for him to come to campus.
"It was a solid year for us," he said. "During the Midland game I had like three touchdowns on my own. We ended up having a winning season and lost to El Paso Franklin in the playoffs."