Despite measuring only 5’8.5” and weighing 170 pounds, Chase Mejia has found himself being a target of some major D-1 football programs.
It isn’t his height or weight that separates Chase from other receivers in the country. It’s his unique ability to separate himself from defenders. I haven’t seen many WR’s with the ability to get off the line scrimmage with such ease and quickness. It’s so quick, DB’s are immediately beat off the line. Not only does he have unique quickness off the line, but Chase is also a precise route runner. He can stop and cut on a dime and with that same quickness he uses to get off the line, he explodes off cuts leaving him wide open.
“A lot of guys don’t work on their route running a lot. I try to just separate from the defender.”
Chase certainly showed during last Monday’s combine, he had zero problems creating separation from defenders. Monday in Kansas City wasn’t the first time either. Chase left everyone in attendance during the U.S. Army combine in San Antonio earlier this year.
With his senior year at Shawnee Mission Northwest (KS) fast approaching, Chase is looking to end his recruitment sooner than later and Kansas is right there in the mix.
“I’m looking to go to all those schools camps. I like Kansas a lot though. They really started showing a lot of interest after the Adidas camp. Coach Bowen came to my school after that.”