Storey Introduction

Charleston sophomore quarterback Ty Storey (6-3, 215) gets his chance to visit with the new Arkansas coaches and comes away impressed with what the Razorbacks are planning to do offensively under new head coach Bret Bielema and offensive coordinator Jim Chaney.

Charleston quarterback Ty Storey got a chance to see this past weekend what the new Arkansas offense is going to look like and he's definitely down with it.

Storey (6-3, 215) had a chance to meet new Razorback head coach Bret Bielema and offensive coordinator Jim Chaney, who ran a pass-happy offense last season at Tennessee.

"It is going to be a pro-style offense – the best of Coach Bielema's run offense and Coach Chaney's pass offense," Storey said. "I got a chance to sit down with both of them and go over what they are planning on doing. It was a fun day and I am very excited about what the new staff is doing."

Storey was one of 15 or so unofficial guests from the 2014 and 2015 recruiting classes that got a chance to visit with the coaches, tour the facilities, visit with strength and conditioning Ben Herbert and go to see Arkansas' 73-60 basketball win over Kentucky.

"They made it clear that they expect to not only compete in the SEC, but win the SEC and that would be something exciting to be a part of," Storey said. "I hope to get the opportunity to do so."

Storey, who has an offer from Arkansas State, has a lot of interest from elite schools after a sensational sophomore season in which he completed 328-of-503 passes for 4,446 yards and 49 touchdowns with 11 interceptions.

That included throwing for over 500 yards twice during the season with 553 yards against Gentry, 545 against Lamar and coming close another time with 497 yards against Lavaca.

He threw for seven touchdowns against both Gentry and Lavaca and six against Paris.

"I had a really good year when it comes to number of yards and touchdowns," noted Storey, who completed 65.2 percent of his passes. "That was because I had a great offensive line and some great receivers who made plays. I tried to get them the ball and let them make a play."

He led his team to a 9-3 record and the Class 3A quarterfinals before falling in a close game to eventual state champion Glen Rose.

Storey is hearing from Arkansas, LSU, Auburn and Oklahoma among others.

"I got that offer from Arkansas State when (current Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn) so I don't know if that's still good, but there are a lot of schools that seem interested in me and just want to see what I look like at camps this summer and maybe next season," Storey said.

He played the second half of the season with a brace and had surgery after the season at the hands of reknowned doctor James Andrews for a torn cartilage and a torn anterior cruciate ligament. The cartilage actually folded over and held the ligament in place so he did not know he had a torn ACL.

"I'm feeling good now and don't expect any problems with it," Storey said. "I just want to get bigger, stronger, improve my speed and learn to read defenses better."

Charleston lost head coach Doug Loughridge to Alma this off-season, but offensive coordinator Greg Kendrick was elevated and leads a team that has tons of talent coming back, including 10 sophomore starters from last season.

"We lost a few good seniors, but we have the whole offensive and defensive lines coming back and that's a great start for any team," Storey said. "With Coach Kendrick moving up, things are not going to change much and we feel like we are poised for a great season."

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