Big interest for N. Texas DE

One of the top rated defensive lineman in the state of Texas again hails from Garland (Texas). A couple of years ago it was Brandon Antwine who eventually ended up becoming a Florida Gator. This defensive lineman could be every bit as pursued as Antwine. Most of the Big 12 have been in contact with him already and now the top programs in the other major conferences have been closing in.

The name Chancey Aghayere is going to be a popular one over the next recruiting year. The 6-foot-3 and 220-pound defensive end with 4.8 speed has been seeing a steady interest from the Big 12 and more recently the top programs from other major conferences.

"It's been going good lately," Aghayere said. "A lot of the real big programs have picked up interest in me to go along with the Big 12."

"Like Florida, LSU, Notre Dame, West Virginia and Louisville all started showing interest. From the Big 12 it's Texas, Texas Tech, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Baylor, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Nebraska and Colorado."

Despite all the interest, one of the best in Texas is still up to only a handful of offers, but expect this number to increase. More could be coming in just days.

"I think that I am up to about four or five. I have offers from Texas, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Texas Tech and Baylor. I think that there are more on their way."

When people get a chance to see Aghayere they will notice how well he moves for a big, defensive end. He plays most of the time on the offensive side of the football making plays.

"It's my quickness and my strength. I have real good feet. I had 65 tackles, 21 tackles for loss and four sacks last year. I got first team all-district and I think that I made an all-American team, but I am not sure."

Aghayere has been on a little tear of tours recently. He is still planning more trips and is eyeing some potential one day camps and combines for the spring and summer.

"I have already been to Texas. I went to Oklahoma and Texas A&M just this past weekend. I am going to go to Oklahoma State and make Oklahoma's junior day."

"I am going to try and go to a few one day camps. I am thinking like Texas and Oklahoma. I can go to those that are close. I will probably be able to get over to the combine."

Aghayere is looking at some key areas when it comes to selecting a school. Distance does appear that it will play a big part in his decision.

"I am looking at the academics. I am also considering if my mom can come and see me play, come visit me or that I will be able to come and visit her."

"I haven't really chosen my major yet. I am really more interested in a good academic program. That way when I do find my major I will have academic support in my major."

While there will be visits, combines and camps set for Aghayere he will also be working on improving his game. "I will be working on my feet. I will also be working on strength and speed, but mainly my feet."

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