Breaking Down New Houston Cougars QB Pledge Chance Amie

Scout takes a closer look at new Houston quarterback pledge Chance Amie, the No. 4 QB in Texas.

The above video features junior-season highlights of 2018 QB Chance Amie.

Chance Amie, 2018 QB, Tyler (Texas) Lee

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Recruiting: Amie committed Monday to Houston to become the Cougars' 19th commitment for the 2018 class and their 18th pledge since May 8. Amie picked Houston over fellow finalist Syracuse. North Carolina was also a contender for Amie, who had additional offers from Cincinnati, Iowa State, Virginia, Arkansas State, Bowling Green, Colorado State, FAU, Rutgers, Southern Miss, and ULL.

Rankings: Scout ranks Amie as the No. 4 quarterback in the state of Texas for the 2018 recruiting cycle. He's also the No. 36 QB nationally, as well as the No. 6 QB in the Midlands Region (Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, the Dakotas).


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.

Evaluation notes

Chance Amie is a talented athlete who projects as a dual-threat quarterback at the next level, the same position he plays for his high school team.

Amie possesses a great frame for his position. He plays instinctively and makes plays with his arm and his legs. He flashes functional straight-line speed as a runner in zone-read situations and as a scrambler.

Amie shows the ability to throw on the run, especially when throwing with his body to the right. He has enough arm strength to push the ball downfield vertically.

Some of the technical aspects of the quarterback spot will be areas in which Amie can concentrate as he transitions to college ball, such as arm angle, release quickness, and release point consistency. Lateral mobility can also be improved, though Amie makes plenty of plays with his legs as is. He seems to have a natural playmaking ability that often supersedes technical or physical limitations.

Amie is an impressive prospect with high production who competes in Texas high school Class 6A against stiff competition. He'll have plenty of experience as a team leader when he graduates high school and possesses the physical tools necessary to make an impact at the next level as a true quarterback. -- Gabe Brooks

  • Frame potential/size
  • Playmaking instincts
  • Running ability

Areas to Improve
  • Footwork
  • Release consistency
  • Passing technique

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