Tyler Lee’s Chance Amie Adds Offers From Arkansas State + Colorado State
Tuesday will go down as one to remember for Tyler Lee junior quarterback Chance Amie.
Arkansas State and Colorado State awarded him college football scholarship opportunities within minutes of each other and became the sixth and seventh NCAA Division I FBS schools to take an interest in the dual-threat. Amie reported both offers with tweets from his Twitter account.
Amie (6-3, 190) completed 97 of 180 passes for 1,556 yards and 10 touchdowns to seven interceptions in his first full season as a starter. He carried the ball 183 times for a net of 1,265 yards and scored 17 touchdowns.
Lee was plagued for a second consecutive season with an underperforming defense. While Amie turned in decent numbers and sophomore running back Ladarius Wickware had a breakthrough season, Lee lost five games in which the team scored 35 or more points toward a 2-8 overall record.
Two of those losses occurred in spite of the offense scoring more than 50 points. Four losses were decided by one possession.
There are expectations Amie -- and Lee as a whole -- will have a stronger 2017 campaign with George in place for a second season.
George had a good history of producing college quarterbacks in two stints as Southlake Carroll's offensive coordinator prior to being hired by Lee. His alumni include current NFLer Chase Daniel and starting TCU quarterback Kenny Hill.
Between those two headliners, the coach worked with former NFLer Greg McElroy and legendary high school quarterback Riley Dodge at the sub-varsity level. He didn't finish the job with those two because he left Carroll for two successful stints as a high school head coach and then was hired by Todd Dodge as a positional coach at North Texas before returning to Carroll.
George revealed his plans for Amie and the rest of his Lee quarterbacks last month at the Piney Woods Football Clinic in Longview.
Amie is Arkansas State's third East Texas target of the 2018 class. He would complement Texas High receiver Tevailance Hunt and Lufkin receiver Malik Jackson if the Red Wolves can get all three players to sign.
Arkansas State reached a sixth consecutive bowl game last season and finished 2016 with an 8-5 record.
Colorado State would be an interesting landing spot for Amie, assuming second-year head coach Mike Bobo is in it for the long haul.
Bobo, a former Georgia quarterback and former Georgia offensive coordinator, worked with quarterbacks Matthew Stafford and Aaron Murray during his time with the Bulldogs. Stafford went first overall in the 2009 NFL Draft, broke the rookie contract record by $14.5 million and largely was responsible for the league instituting a rookie salary ceiling.
Colorado State closed Bobo's first season with a loss in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl for a 7-6 mark overall.
Amie, like all college football prospects currently in their junior year of high school, will become eligible to sign with any school that offers him in February of 2018.
2018 East Texas Football Players With Division I FBS Offers
- Tre Allison, John Tyler, OLB, 6-0, 200 — committed to SMU; additional offer from Mississippi State (2)
- Chance Amie, Tyler Lee, QB, 6-3, 190 — offers from Arkansas State, Bowling Green, Colorado State, Iowa State, Syracuse, ULL, Virginia (5)
- Xavier Benson, Pleasant Grove, LB, 6-0, 200 — offer from ULL (1)
- Dekalen Goodson, John Tyler, DE/OLB, 6-2, 215 — offers from Mississippi State, Texas State (2)
- 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, C, 6-3, 340 — offers from Baylor, Louisiana Tech, LSU, Minnesota, North Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas State, Texas Tech (12)
- Tevailance Hunt, Texas High, WR, 6-2, 180 — offers from Arkansas State, Bowling Green, Louisiana Tech, Nevada, North Texas (5)
- Keaontay Ingram, Carthage, RB, 6-0, 198 — offers from Arkansas, Baylor, Colorado, Iowa State, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Oregon, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, UCLA, UTSA (21)
- 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 State, Georgia, Kansas, LSU, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, SMU, South Carolina, Southern Miss, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, UCLA, USC, UTSA (25)
- Tyree Wilson, West Rusk, LB, 6-5, 225 — offer from ULL, Washington State (2)