Tyler has been a fruitful city for the University of Houston in its search for quarterbacks in the past, and it might be the home of its 2018 signal-caller recruit.

The Cougars reached out to Tyler Lee quarterback Chance Amie on Thursday evening, presenting him his 12th unique scholarship opportunity. They previously nabbed Greg Ward Jr. from crosstown rival John Tyler and signed the most recent John Tyler quarterback, Bryson Smith, in February.

Amie (6-3, 180), who reported his Houston offer via Twitter, completed 97 of 180 passes for 1,556 yards and 10 touchdowns to seven interceptions in his first full season as a starter in 2016. He carried the ball 183 times for a net of 1,265 yards and scored 17 touchdowns.

Lee went 2-8 last season, but not due to a shortage of offense.

Two losses occurred in spite of the offense scoring more than 50 points. Four losses were decided by one possession.

Amie holds other offers from Arkansas State, Bowling Green, Central Florida, Colorado State, Iowa State, Louisiana-Lafayette, Rutgers, Southern Miss, Syracuse, Tulane and Virginia.

Houston didn't have many problems taking Smith in spite of Power Five conference interest in the last recruiting cycle. Smith held offers from Baylor and Purdue as a quarterback, and he picked up a late scholarship invitation from Texas to be a receiver on the collegiate level once former head coach Tom Herman left the Third Ward for the same position in Austin.

The Cougars, led by Ward as a senior, started their 2016 campaign with a thrilling win against Oklahoma ahead of an up-and-down remaining season that ended with a 9-3 regular record.

Herman left at the end of the regular season.

Offensive coordinator Major Applewhite became head coach just before Houston's Las Vegas Bowl appearance, a loss to San Diego State.

Houston will begin the 2017 campaign one season removed from an American Athletic Conference championship and a victory against then-No. 9 Florida State in the Peach Bowl.

Amie, like all college football recruits currently in their junior year of high school, will become eligible to sign with any school that offers him in February.

2018 East Texas Football Players With Division I FBS Offers

  • Tre Allison, John Tyler, OLB, 6-0, 200 — committed to SMU; additional offer from ULL, Mississippi State (3)
  • Chance Amie, Tyler Lee, QB, 6-3, 190 — offers from Arkansas State, Bowling Green, Central Florida, Colorado State, Houston, Iowa State, Rutgers, Southern Miss, Syracuse, Tulane, ULL, Virginia (12)
  • Xavier Benson, Pleasant Grove, LB, 6-0, 200 — offers from Tulane, ULL (2)
  • Dekalen Goodson, John Tyler, DE/OLB, 6-2, 215 — offers from Houston, Mississippi State, Texas State, ULL (4)
  • Trae Hall, Henderson, QB/ATH, 6-3, 185 — offer from ULL (1)
  • Conner Henson, Harmony, OL, 6-4, 250 — offer from ULL (1)
  • Chasen Hines, Marshall, OL, 6-3, 340 — committed to LSU; additional offers from Arizona, Baylor, Louisiana Tech, Minnesota, North Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Southern Miss, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas State, Texas Tech (15)
  • Tevailance Hunt, Texas High, WR, 6-2, 180 — offers from Arkansas State, Bowling Green, Iowa State, Kansas, Louisiana Tech, Marshall University, Nevada, North Texas, Southern Miss, Tulsa (10)
  • Keaontay Ingram, Carthage, RB, 6-0, 198 — offers from Arkansas, Baylor, Colorado, Iowa State, Kansas, LSU, Memphis, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Oregon, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, UCLA, UTSA (23)
  • Malik Jackson, Lufkin, WR, 5-8, 165 — offer from Arkansas State (1)
  • DeMarvion Overshown, Arp, ATH, 6-4, 196 — offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Baylor, Clemson, Colorado, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Kansas, LSU, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, SMU, South Carolina, Southern Miss, Stanford, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, UCLA, USC, UTSA (27)
  • Tyree Wilson, West Rusk, LB, 6-5, 225 — committed to Washington State; additional offer from ULL (2)

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