It is a pretty good bet that class of 2009 defensive end Justin Chaisson (6-4, 254, 4.72) from Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman is going to be a very highly rated player. Here it is only October of his junior year and he already has nine offers on the table. Probably even more impressive is the quality of football program that has offered.
Chaisson has offers from Colorado, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Iowa, Florida, LSU, Arizona, Nevada and UNLV.
As of last summer the talented defensive end from Las Vegas already had six of those offers and since September 1st, No. 1 ranked LSU, Arizona and an emerging Colorado program joined the fray.
There are a couple more schools that Chaisson would love to have offers from.
"I hope to get offers from USC, UCLA and Oregon," Chaisson said. "Those are the other top schools that I'm interested in.
"I went to UCLA's camp and they said they were going to offer but they need to see transcripts," Chaisson said. "I'm going to get my transcripts to all school and get ahead of the game.
Chaisson is sure living up to his reputation as one of the western region's top underclassmen in 2007. So far he has helped his team to a perfect 6-0 record by racking up 40 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, a team leading 12 sacks, four fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles.
Ever the team player, Chaisson is getting the job on special teams.
Perhaps the most impressive stat is the fact that Chaisson is often taken out in the second quarter because of blowouts.
"I usually only get to play three to four series a game," Chaisson said. "The schedule is about to get tougher so I should play most of the rest of our games.
The scouting report on Chaisson is he has outstanding speed off the edge, but what makes him even more valuable is his strength and power. If his quickness doesn't beat his opponent then strength and power will.
Chaisson also gets it done in the weight room as his current bench is 395, squats 500 and has recorded a 31-inch vertical. Remember Chaisson is only a junior.
Chaisson earned all-league as a sophomore after accounting for 60 solo tackles and 15 sacks. He was an all-state selection as a freshman.