Oklahoma commitment and three-star athlete Quentin Chaney didn’t see his senior season end the way he wanted it to. Instead of playing for another state championship, his Booker T. Washington squad was upset in the second round of the state playoffs.
“We just kind of weren’t ready to play,” he said. “They got out on us in the second half, and we couldn’t find a way to come back. I think we just relaxed too much and thought we would have an easy time.
“By the time we got back into the game, we were too far behind.”
Lesson learned, Chaney said.
“I think I’ll never take anything for granted anymore,” Chaney, who is 6-foot-6 and 205 pounds, said. “I’ll remember this game forever.”
Chaney said things have quieted down quite a bit on the recruiting front since his commitment to Oklahoma. He said Oklahoma State tried to make a run at him right after he committed, but when he told them he was solid, it’s only been Sooner assistant Jackie Shipp contacting him.
“We have good talks, and I really like coach Shipp,” Chaney said. “He’s going to come by my house for his in-home visit after the Big 12 title game.”
Speaking of Big 12 title game, does Chaney have any predictions?
“OU’s going to win,” Chaney said. “It’ll probably be close for most of the game because Kansas State is a really good team. I don’t think it’s going to be a blowout like a lot of people say. I have confidence in my team. I know that they’ll pull it out.”
Chaney is also preparing to play basketball. He averaged 11 points a game last season and is going to be able to get on the court as soon as later this week. His first game is tonight against Edison, but he had to sit out because of the week-long transition from football to basketball that’s required by the state high school athletic association.