When Chance Waz committed to Nebraska, he thought his recruiting process was over. He wanted it to be over, he felt great about his choice, he was joining a lifelong teammate and friend, Trai Mosley, in Lincoln, and after making a tough decision to decommit from Colorado he did not want to go through that process again.
However, it is well known the recruiting process can take a few twists and turns every once and awhile, and on that is exactly what happened to Waz.
On a Sunday, he was an excited new member of the Cornhusker family and he had every intention of staying that way. Then the next day Baylor entered the picture with a scholarship offer. He was flattered and while he did not want to be intrigued he was. Baylor presented the opportunity to play Big 12 football right down the road from his home in Pflugerville.
That Saturday, Waz took a trip to Waco, Texas, to watch Baylor host Texas, and after thinking everything over he knew he had to make a tough call. Tuesday night, he made his choice known. He was a Baylor Bear, and this time he was done.
"First of all I want to give thanks to the man above," Waz said. "When I first started the recruiting process I wrote down my top five schools - Texas, Baylor, Texas Tech, (Texas) A&M, and Ole Miss. The first two were my so-called dream schools. I'm thankful for all the teams that showed interest in me."
It was not an easy road, and it took persistence. In the end all the work and all the effort paid off with an offer from the Big 12 school down the road.
"My dad kept sending Baylor my film and stats every week. They started to take notice and kept in touch. On the (in-home) visit last night, they were straight forward with me. Coach Bennett told me that they straight up made a mistake with me. They had dropped the ball on recruiting me. They would look at the film and the stats I put up every Friday night. They liked the way I called the shots in the secondary."
"They feel I can come in and compete."