Junior to Watch: Quentin Chaney
School: Tulsa (Okla.) Booker T. Washington
Size and speed: Chaney is 6-foot-6 and 205 pounds. He has been timed by his high school coach at 4.5-seconds in the 40-yard dash, has a 235-pound bench-press, a 2.5-grade point average and a score of 17 on the ACT.
Honors: Chaney earned all-area honors in both football and basketball.
Favorite Schools: Chaney listed Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M and Colorado as his favorites in football. He has scholarship offers from all of those teams. He’s up in the air about his basketball choices.
Skinny: Most college football recruits have to make on of the most important decisions in their life when they pick one school to sign with. But for Tulsa (Okla.) Booker T. Washington standout Quentin Chaney, two decisions are what he’s going to make. What school will it be? And will it be for football or basketball?
“I want to do both,” Chaney said. “But I really can’t say that I’m going to do that. I’m going to weigh my options and see what happens and then make a decision when I have to.”
And a tough decision it will be.
“I’ve been playing basketball all my life, and it’s my favorite,” Chaney, a three-guard that averaged 12.1 points a game and plays with the highly recognized Athletes in Action AAU team, said. “I started football in the fourth grade, and I really love it too, but basketball has always been a part of my life.”
But making pressure decisions is nothing new for Chaney. He’s been making them on and off the football and basketball court for years now.
“I don’t feel the pressure,” he said. “I just don’t see doing what I do as pressure. I see it more as a role that I have to take and go out there and just do the right things. I think I’m a good leader that can be both vocal and let my actions do the talking. Being vocal is almost always needed with our team, so I do that and then go show them how it’s done. But that’s not pressure to me.”
As a guard, Chaney has a sweet touch from the outside and the ability to slash to the bucket and can jump through the roof. What about on the football field?
“I think my work ethic and my leadership skills are the best things about me,” he said. “I’m always working hard and doing the little things that it takes to win. I just work hard and the rest just seems to fall in place.”
What’s already falling into place are scholarship offers from some of the higher-ranked programs in the Big 12. With offers in football already on the table from Oklahoma, Colorado, Texas A&M and Oklahoma State, he said he’s going to have to think hard about those options.
“I don’t have any offers yet for basketball, so this might be an easier choice than I think,” he said. “But all of those schools are great places and each one would fit me pretty good.”