It was no surprise that quarterback John Chiles of Mansfield Summit High School in Arlington, Texas committed to the Texas Longhorns over the weekend. He had made it clear he wanted to do so in person, and made good on that during a Junior Day on Saturday. "For football it's been Texas all the way," Chiles said. "My mom is so happy that I'll be close to home. There really wasn't any other choice for me."
So, why is the commitment of a Texas kid to the home state school important to Michigan fans? Another top Longhorn state quarterback, and Michigan target - Ryan Mallett - has narrowed his list of schools down to Texas and Michigan. For GoBlueWolverine.com's brief interview with Mallett, click here.
Early in his recruitment, Chiles was considered an athlete. However, that appears to have shifted. "Texas recruited me as a quarterback, the offense there fits me perfectly," he said. "I've been playing QB since the eight grade. I play a little wide receiver and some at free safety, but I'm going to Texas as a quarterback.
Football is not the only sport at which the 6-foot-1, 192-pound Chiles excels. "I have a few offers for basketball too," he said. "I had to decide if I wanted to accept one of those. Some schools are recruiting me for both. A week ago I decided 100-percent that it was going to be football."
Reporting a 3.56 grade-point average, Chiles said he is considering attending summer school and graduating early. He said he plans on majoring in business management.
John Chiles Talks About Texas Commitment
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