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Wolverines Keeping Tabs On Another Chesson

A standout at one of Michigan’s on-campus summer camps and a name that might sound familiar to Wolverine fans is St. Louis (MO.) Ladue Horton Watkins 2019 athlete Dale Chesson. He talks about his camp experience, interest in the Wolverines and more

One of the breakout players from Michigan’s 10-3 season last year was wide receiver Jehu Chesson. The dynamic playmaker reeled in 50 catches for 764 receiving yards and nine touchdowns, while also rushing in for two scores this past season as well. Chesson is considered to be a top primary target for the Wolverines’ next signal caller and one of the best discoveries the Maize and Blue have found over the recent years of camp in Ann Arbor. 

Despite the many satellite camps this off-season, Michigan hosted several on-campus camps this summer and saw a familiar name with Jehu Cession’s younger brother, St. Louis (MO.) Ladue Horton Watkins 2019 athlete Dale Chesson standing out.

“I think I did pretty good,” Chesson told The Michigan Insider. “I was playing with a lot of people my age and a lot of people older, but I think I held my own against some of the older guys. The coaches knew who I was and I got some compliments from them too.”

Chesson had the opportunity to work with the Wolverine coaches, especially wide receivers/passing game coordinator Jedd Fisch at camp, which he really enjoyed. 

“He’s very good,” said Chesson. He is a relaxed guy and pretty nice to work with too.”


Although, he didn’t walk away from camp with an offer, Michigan is still a program he would like to earn one from down the road.

“I really like Michigan, their football program and everything there,” said Chesson. “If Michigan offered, then I think it would be pretty cool to get a Big Ten offer.”

The 5-11, 165-pound speedster was hampered by injury last season, but has worked hard this off-season and taken guidance from his older brother on trying to take his game to the next level.

“Last season, I didn’t get to play much because of my injury, so I am trying to make it through the season and play as best as I can when I can," said Chesson. "He gives me some tips about the game and what I can do to improve my game. He talks to me about a lot of mental aspects of the game. It helps a great deal having him around and helps a lot talking to someone with that much experience, who can share their knowledge with me.”

Just like his older brother did in high school, Dale has also started to run track, which he has already seen the benefits from and hopes it will further improve his big play ability.

“Yeah, (track) does with football,” said Chesson. “It helps my endurance a lot and I know training for the 400 race, you have to have a lot of endurance and that helps with football. I love to make big plays. I’m big on making plays when I can and like to help my teammates make one to if that means making a block or something like that, so it helps there.”


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