Uncommitted four-star quarterback TraVon Chapman isn't scared away by a potential quarterback competition at Northwestern; in fact, he embraces the challenge of competing for the starting job one day.
"They explained their whole (recruiting) situation and said they will give me a shot at quarterback," Chapman said of Northwestern. "It's a great situation to be a dual-threat quarterback. If you don't work at quarterback, you can be a Kain Colter like at Northwestern, who plays a variety of positions as well."
Chapman admitted he considered turning away from Northwestern after Alviti's commitment, but changed his thoughts. He is eager to earn his chance.
"Realistically, there's not a situation where you get there and you're the automatic starter, there's going to competiton wherever you may be," Chapman said. "I'm going to work harder than any quarterback in the country. That commitment doesn't do anything for me; it just means I need to work harder."
Chapman, a 6-foot-2, 200-pounder, holds offers from Northwestern, Arizona, Boston College, Cincinnati, Illinois, Pittsburgh, Akron, Bowling Green and Kent State. However, he counts Northwestern, Cincinnati and Pittsburgh as his three current favorites.
"Northwestern can put you in a position of success if football doesn't work out," said Chapman. "It's a huge bonus for me, to get a great educaiton, plus being a top contender in the Big Ten as well. It's a dual-threat school and I've heard nothing but great things about the campus. The interest is definitely there."
NU assistant coach Adam Cushing, Chapman's lead recruiter, visited Roosevelt (OH) High School yesterday. The interest is mutual, and Chapman is hoping to visit Evanston this summer.
"I'm trying to figure out a way to go to camp, or if i just want to go up for a day and visit," he said. "That would be tough with my schedule and my dad's recruiting schedule, too."