Bowling Green Gives Tyler Lee Quarterback Chance Amie First Offer
Chance Amie showed signs he might be a future college prospect in three starts and game time in two other contests last season.
Bowling Green has seen enough after another start. It offered Tyler Lee's quarterback Wednesday, five days after the junior made his first start as the program's full-time signal caller.
Amie (6-4, 205), who is the fourth junior in the area with at least one NCAA Division I FBS scholarship opportunity, reported the news through his personal Twitter account.
Tyler is the epicenter of the early regional 2018 recruiting class. John Tyler linebacker Tre Allison and defensive lineman Dekalen Goodson are the other players with at least one choice within the city.
Marshall right guard Chasen Hines rounds out juniors already receiving attention from college programs.
Bowling Green will begin its first season under head coach Mike Jinks on the road Saturday against No. 6 Ohio State. The Falcons went 10-4 a year ago with a Mid-American Conference Championship Game win -- which was enough to launch old coach Dino Babers to Syracuse -- ahead of a loss to Georgia Southern in the GoDaddy Bowl.
Jinks was previously the running backs coach at Texas Tech and is only four years removed from a very successful run as a high school head coach at Cibolo Steele in the San Antonio area. His staff in Ohio features five other members from Texas Tech that either coached alongside him as graduate assistants or played under him.
Naturally, Bowling Green's best recruiting connections at the moment are in Texas.
Amie had a quiet opening night last week through the air against Marshall. He completed 4 of 8 passes for 56 yards, but he ran for 126 yards on 17 carries and scored once while sophomore running back LaDarius Wickware hit the 200-yard mark.
Last season, Amie completed 42 of 72 passes for 910 yards with nine touchdowns to one interception in three starts and about two other halves of work. He replaced starting senior quarterback Zach Hall through a minor knee injury recovery and then relinquished the starting spot back to Hall.
Hall signed with Stephen F. Austin in February.
Amie is working directly under new Tyler Lee head coach Clayton George this year. George previously coached Chase Daniel and Kenny Hill as offensive coordinator at Southlake Carroll.
Daniel is currently a backup quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles. Hill is TCU's starting signal caller.
Amie and company have another big game this Friday. They'll travel to Corsicana for a 7:30 p.m. kick.
2018 East Texas Football Players With Division I FBS Offers
- Chance Amie, Tyler Lee, QB, 6-4, 205 — offer from Bowling Green (1)
- Tre Allison, John Tyler, LB, 6-0, 200 — offer from Mississippi State (1)
- Dekalen Goodson, John Tyler, DL, 6-0, 215 — offer from Mississippi State (1)
- Chasen Hines, Marshall, OL, 6-2, 326 — offers from Baylor, TCU (2)