Longview’s Dezmond Chumley Receives FCS Offer From Central Arkansas
Longview 2015 quarterback Dezmond Chumley received his first scholarship opportunity when Central Arkansas extended the Lobos' two-sport star an offer, Longview coach John King told ETSN.fm on Wednesday.
Chumley (5-11, 185) also told ETSN.fm that Central Arkansas would allow him to play both football and baseball if he were to sign.
Central Arkansas, an FCS program that competes in the Southland Conference, was 7-5 overall and 4-3 in league play last season. The Bears will open up the 2014 season at Texas Tech on Aug. 30.
Chumley enjoyed tremendous success in 2013 on the gridiron. He passed for 2,241 yards with 33 touchdowns and only five interceptions as a junior, leading Longview to its ninth district title in 10 seasons and a berth in the third round of the playoffs.
The Longview quarterback will lose receiver Dorian Leonard and tight end Jordan Whitaker to graduation, but Antonio Carter and Jon Sorey among others are expected to fill the void at the receiver position this fall.
The backfield, as always, should be in good shape for Longview with the return of Baylor commit JaMycal Hasty along with fullback Marquies Hunter and tailback Tylan Miller.
Longview will be a member of the new District 15-5A this season along with Greenville, Hallsville, Marshall, Mount Pleasant, Pine Tree, Sulphur Springs and Texas High.