Duncanville, Texas wide receiver Chayse Joubert is a talented prospect. Unfortunately, he has had some tough luck that has limited his exposure to colleges and thus limited his offer list. Now healthy and primed for his senior season, Joubert is hoping to see his options increase as word of his skills continues to spread.
As a junior, Joubert didn't get quite as many touches as a wide receiver would hope for. He caught 17 balls for 224 yards and one touchdown in 2007. That was still enough to earn him an offer from one of the most prestigious programs in the nation in the Miami Hurricanes. With more opportunities to impress in the summer ahead of him, Joubert was injured in his team's spring game.
"My summer was all right," Joubert said. "I injured my ankle during our spring game so that made me kind of limited to attending camps over the summer. My ankle is back to 100 percent now and I'm ready for the season."
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The one camp Joubert was able to attend was the Texas A&M camp that immediately followed the Texas State 7 on 7 tournament that he participated in.
"I played in our 7-on-7 so I was able to get down to the Texas A&M camp," he said. "While I was there I worked out at corner but it was a great opportunity because I was going up against some of the other best players at the position that I want to excel at."
Another factor that has hurt Joubert on the recruiting trail is his lack of a highlight film to distribute to college coaches. That is a problem he hopes to have remedied very soon.
"Right now my only offer is still Miami. I think not having a highlight tape has kind of hurt me in not getting my name out as much. But we are working on that and hopefully I will be able to get my film out which should help me."
The 6-foot-1, 180 pound prospect does not have a list of top schools but he does have a pair of schools that he would love to hear from down the road, along with a list of factors that he will be paying close attention to.
"I'm really interested and hoping to hear from the two Oklahoma state schools," he said. "I really want to be at a place where football and being able to get my name out will be important. Finding a school that has tradition is really big for me. I like tradition-rich schools."
Joubert will also be paying close attention to the comfort level of the campus.
"I want to be at a place where I enjoy going to school and living there," he said. "God forbid I have an injury, I want to be at a place where I can wake up and be happy with the decision I made."
Joubert and his Duncanville teammates kick off the season on Thursday night with a big opening night test against the highly regarded Odessa Permian Panthers.