In-State LB Talks Highly of UM

Hurricane season was nasty to the state of Florida this year. No area in Florida was hit harder than the Treasure Coast. Port St. Lucie (Fla.) Centennial standout Jamar Chaney lives in the area.

"We lost power after Frances and then lost it again after Jeanne," Chaney said. "We just got it back on today. We haven't been in school for about three weeks. It's crazy. We've played one game and probably won't play this week. Some teams will be halfway through their season and we'll have one game under our belts. It's pretty frustrating."

Chaney, 6-1 and 215 pounds, made the most of his one opportunity so far this season.

"I was playing sam linebacker and I had over 10 tackles and two sacks," he said. "We won 20-0. I just need to continue getting more experience at linebacker but I felt pretty comfortable there that game."

Chaney has spent the previous seasons playing defensive end but he's now at linebacker, the position he'll play in college.

"I've still been getting a lot of the calls from the coaches," he said. "I'm actually probably going on an official visit to Georgia this weekend for their game against LSU. If I dont go this week, I'll go next week when they play Tennessee. They seem to really want me and they (have offered)."

The talented linebacker prospect said he's not sure about his other four visits yet but he's hoping one will be to Miami.

"I just talked to Coach (Mark)," he said. "He recruits this area for them and he said they ain't offered many linebackers yet. I told them to come to one of my games later in the season to see what's up. I know once they see me play they'll be impressed. I just need more game experience at linebacker I guess."

Chaney said he's considering a host of other schools for his other visit spots.

"I'm still pretty open with the whole thing," he said. "I like Georgia and Miami a lot but I need to take my visits to see how they all stack up to each other. I'm still hearing from NC State, Tennessee, UCF, FAU, Florida, (and) West Virginia."

Chaney said there's a lot to like about both UGA and UM at this point.

"I went to Georgia over the summer and really liked it there," he said. "I think I can fit in well there and I like the coaches, their attitudes. But Miami, man, just look at their success. People get hyped for big games. At Miami, it's like that every day in practice because they have so many great players, lots of competition. I would like that because it'll make me a better player."

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