Top Florida DB has Nebraska offer

It's tough to be called the best at your position in any state. Now consider that state to be Florida and you begin to realize the magnitude of being the best.

Chris Chancellor may be the best defensive back in Florida which pretty much qualifies you to be the best in America. He is a 5-foot-9 defensive back from Edison High School in Miami.

"I have six or seven offers right now," Chancellor said. "I have offers from Notre Dame, Nebraska, Florida State, North Carolina State, Auburn and Florida."

Chancellor is a natural, instinctive cornerback. "My strengths are recognizing the route and being able to break on the ball."

Those strengths allowed Chancellor to intercept five passes and bat another 27 passes away. He also had over 30 tackles.

It's also those numbers that allowed him to be a third team All-Dade County selection and honorable mention All-State considerations as a defensive back. He is also the career interception leader for his high school. He totaled nine interceptions as a sophomore and was named an All-American by at least one publication as a sophomore.

Teams just don't throw his way and why would they? Teams see a true lock-down corner when they look at Chancellor and he will be one of the most highly sought after recruits this year for the defensive back position.

The question now is what is Chris Chancellor looking for in a school and does distance figure into his decision?

"I am going to look at how many defensive backs a school has. If they have a bunch of seniors then that is good for me. I am looking for a chacne to compete and play early. I want to be able to prove myself."

One team and coach think that Chancellor has the tools to get on the field right away. Nebraska and Coach Phil Elmassian have offered Chancellor, been to his school and have spoken to him on the phone.

"Coach was asking me about going to schools that are far away. There are only a few defensive backs that he likes and he says that I would have a chance to play early."

"I do like Nebraska and this is going to be a hard decision. I'll take an official there."

Don't expect Chancellor to pull the trigger anytime soon. He expects to take all five of his officials and wants to make sure that he makes the right decision.


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