Tyler Lee’s Chance Amie Offered by Virginia
While no in-state college football programs have offered, Tyler Lee junior quarterback Chance Amie keeps generating interest from schools across the country.
On Friday, Amie (6-3, 190) reported via Twitter that Virginia became the fourth Division I FBS program to offer him.
In addition to Virginia, the Red Raiders' dual-threat quarterback holds offers from Bowling Green, Iowa State, and Syracuse.
Amie 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.
Virginia is a member of the ACC, and is coming off a 2-10 season in 2016, the first under head coach Bronco Mendenhall. The Cavaliers have not had a bowl appearance since 2011.
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 Bowling Green, Iowa State, Syracuse, Virginia (4)
- Xavier Benson, Pleasant Grove, LB, 6-0, 200 — offer from ULL (1)
- Dekalen Goodson, John Tyler, DE/OLB, 6-0, 215 — offer from Mississippi State (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 Tech (11)
- Tevailance Hunt, Texas High, WR, 6-2, 180 — offer from Louisiana Tech (1)
- 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, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, UCLA, UTSA (20)
- Malik Jackson, Lufkin, WR, 6-0, 170 — 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, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, SMU, South Carolina, Southern Miss, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, UCLA, USC, UTSA (24)
- Tyree Wilson, West Rusk, LB, 6-5, 225 — offer from ULL (1)