Chance Amie has emerged as a sought-after FBS prospect who should see more Power Five conference interest in the coming weeks and months. The 6-foot-3, 191-pound East Texas 2018 standout talked with Scout at Sunday's The Opening Dallas regional camp about the latest in his recruitment.
Currently classified as an athlete prospect, Amie appears to be a quarterback recruit for more and more programs. Amie has seven FBS offers, including Syracuse, Iowa State, Virginia, Arkansas State, Bowling Green, Colorado State, and ULL. Syracuse is a school Amie hopes to visit at some point this offseason.
"Just the coaching staff and the facilities and how they run things there," said Amie of what he wants to check out if he gets the chance to visit Syracuse. "They feel like I can fit into any type of program, and they feel like I'm very versatile as a quarterback and they just want to develop me more."
Co-offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Sean Lewis recruits Amie for the Orange.
In addition to Syracuse, Baylor and Texas are programs on Amie's mind right now. He visited both programs for recent junior day events and said he's remained in touch with the coaching staffs. He also wants to visit both programs again this spring.
"I think the one that's leaning a little bit closer (to offering) is probably Baylor," Amie said. "I think they might be next."
Amie said he hears from multiple Baylor coaches, including Joey McGuire, who was hired after the 2016 season ended after winning three state championships in a decade-plus tenure at Cedar Hill High School, the Dallas-area program he built into a Texas Class 6A juggernaut.
"They're just asking how I'm doing and checking up on me and telling me about the offseason program that's going on," Amie said of the Baylor staff. "(The junior day visit) was good. I liked it a lot. Just the intelligence of (the coaching staff stood out), telling me about everything and about their scheme."
Amie had similarly positive reactions to his Texas junior day visit.
"It was pretty nice. Texas always feels like a nice place to go to," he said. "I kinda knew coach (Tom) Herman and his staff from Houston."
Offensive coordinator Tim Beck and offensive line coach Derek Warehime have been in touch with Amie.
"They just want me to come on a couple more visits and then they wanna check me out fully," Amie said, "then they might do things from there."
With seven offers under his belt and more programs undoubtedly offering this spring, Amie will be a prospect to monitor this offseason.
2016: As a junior, Amie accounted for 2,812 total yards of offense and 27 total touchdowns. He threw for 1,556 yards, 10 TD's, and seven interceptions, while rushing for 1,256 yards and 17 TD's.
2015: Amie took over as Tyler Lee's starting QB in late September of his sophomore season. In six-plus games, Amie accounted for 1,304 total yards of offense and 15 touchdowns. Amie threw for 910 yards and nine TD's, while rushing for 394 yards and six scores.