In the spring, Longview (Texas) Pine Tree athlete Caleb Chumley caught the attention of college coaches with his interesting combination of skill, athleticism, and potential.
At 6-foot-6, 225-pounds Chumley had an impressive but limited amount of film at the quarterback position as a junior, and also drew some attention at tight end. The package drew offers from Louisiana Tech, Houston, Texas State, North Texas, Lamar, Jackson State, Memphis, New Mexico State, and Oregon State along with interest from Baylor, Texas Tech and Purdue.
Some eye the talent as a quarterback, others as an athlete. Chumley welcomes it all but he does have a position preference.
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"It matters," Chumley said. "I would prefer to play quarterback but if I go somewhere and got switched over I wouldn't have a problem with it."
This summer he attended Baylor, Texas Tech, Houston, North Texas, and Texas State camps, and he is currently receiving the most attention from North Texas, Houston, Texas State, and Louisiana Tech.
This fall he hopes to visit a few college campuses. Right now, he does not have anything scheduled but visits are most likely in his future.
"I plan to take some somewhere, but I don't know where yet," Chumley said.
When the attention first began there was thought he may make a preseason decision, but at this point he is not in a rush.
"I'm undecided right now," Chumley said. "I'm still open right now."