Tyler Lee’s Chance Amie Picks Up Offers From Central Florida + Southern Miss
It was a busy Wednesday for Tyler Lee junior quarterback Chance Amie, who added two new Division I FBS scholarship offers.
Amie (6-3, 190) announced via Twitter that both Central Florida and Southern Mississippi extended offers his way.
The Lee dual-threat signal-caller now has nine total FBS opportunities, which is fourth-most in East Texas' 2018 class, behind only Arp's DeMarvion Overshown, Carthage's Keaontay Ingram, and Marshall's Chasen Hines.
Amie is the first area prospect in the current recruiting cycle to become a target of Central Florida, and the second to be offered by Southern Miss.
UCF, located in Orlando, Fla., participates in the American Athletic Conference. The Knights, coached by first-year boss Scott Frost, were 6-7 in 2016 and ended the season with a 31-13 bowl loss to Arkansas State.
The Knights, most recently are known best for their 2013 season, in which they defeated Big 12 champion Baylor in the Fiesta Bowl behind the play of future first-round NFL draft pick Blake Bortles at quarterback.
Southern Miss is a member of Conference USA. The Golden Eagles were 7-6 last season, earning a 28-21 New Orleans Bowl victory over Louisiana-Lafayette to finish the first year under coach Jay Hopson.
Amie 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 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.
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 ULL, Mississippi State (3)
- Chance Amie, Tyler Lee, QB, 6-3, 190 — offers from Arkansas State, Bowling Green, Central Florida, Colorado State, Iowa State, Southern Miss, Syracuse, ULL, Virginia (9)
- 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, ULL (3)
- 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 Arizona, Baylor, Louisiana Tech, LSU, Minnesota, North Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Oregon, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas State, Texas Tech (14)
- Tevailance Hunt, Texas High, WR, 6-2, 180 — offers from Arkansas State, Bowling Green, Iowa State, Kansas, Louisiana Tech, Nevada, North Texas, Tulsa (8)
- Keaontay Ingram, Carthage, RB, 6-0, 198 — offers from Arkansas, Baylor, Colorado, Iowa State, Kansas, LSU, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Oregon, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, UCLA, UTSA (22)
- 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)