Miami (Fla.) Edison cornerback Chris Chancellor may be small, but he is one of the best cover corners in the Southeast, if not the entire nation. At 5-foot-9, 155 pounds some may slap the “too small” label on him. However several big time schools don’t consider him too small to play for their program as they have already extended a scholarship offer.
“I have offers from Florida State, Oklahoma State, Nebraska, NC State, Rutgers, Clemson, Wyoming and Maryland,” Chancellor said. “Ohio State, Georgia and Auburn all want to see me in camp before they offer, but I hear from all of them and they are recruiting me.”
The local school, the Miami Hurricanes have yet to extend an offer to Chancellor, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t keeping a close eye on him.
“I talked to Randy Shannon from Miami and he told me that they were still evaluating me,” Chancellor said. “They came by my school and they have called and they want me to come to camp, they just haven’t offered me yet.”
Chancellor ran a less than stellar 40-yard dash time at the Miami NIKE camp, but consistently runs in the 4.5 second range. His shuttle time, which is considered to be equally as important as the forty for a cornerback, was solid at 4.44 seconds.
“My top schools are Florida State, Miami, Oklahoma State, Nebraska, Georgia and NC State,” Chancellor said. “I don’t have a leader or anything like that right now I would say. I really just want to check out all my options and narrow it down later.”
As a junior Chancellor racked up 33 tackles and five interceptions a junior. He also had 13 pass breakups.
“Academics come first with me,” Chancellor said. “If you don’t get a good education you have nothing. I will look at what academic programs a school offers and what their graduation rate is. I just want a chance to play and be a competitor, a place where I can showcase my skills.”
His brother Demerick Chancellor is also getting recruited and is expected to sign with a Division I school. Do the two brothers plan on attending together?
“We may go to school together and we may not, it just depends really,” Chancellor said. “I know we talked about this when we started getting recruited and we want to make our own decisions. We will do whatever is best for us individually and if that leads us to the same place then fine, but if not, that’s okay too.”