Chesson Seeks The Right Fit

With double-digit offers on the table, Ladue Horton Watkins (MO) wide receiver Jehu Chesson is working to research each school. He is hoping to find a school with the right people and opportunities. This summer, the three-star hopes to visit Northwestern and see if the Wildcats are the right fit.

The three-star wide receiver (6-3, 175) has offers from Northwestern, Cincinnati, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Oklahoma State, Purdue, and others. In addition, he has picked up interest from Alabama, Florida, Miami, Michigan State, Nebraska, Wisconsin, and others.

Chesson (6-3, 175) has planned to take his time during the recruiting process and is hoping this summer will help narrow his evaluation process. He is planning on making a short-list of schools by the start of the school season.

"I've just been evaluating schools and looking at what each program can do for me," said Jehu Chesson. "As of right now, I'm still kind of open and looking at each school."

In early June, Northwestern jumped into the mix by offering Chesson. Since being offered, Chesson hasn't spoken with NU coaches—he only has exchanged a few Facebook messages with wide receivers coach Dennis Springer.

Chesson says visiting each school will be a major part of his recruitment and he hopes to see Northwestern in-person soon. The wide receiver hopes to speak with Coach Springer soon and set up a visit to Northwestern.

"I'm hoping to see if it's everything they say it is—maybe even more," Chesson said of Northwestern. "They say it's beautiful there and I'm hoping the coaches are what they seem they are. I'm looking for a great coaching staff and a group of player that are willing to work as hard as I am."

For Chesson, the most important thing to find in a school is the right people. He is hoping to find the right coaching staff and a school that fits him the best. When making college visits, Chesson will be asking coaches for a straight answer on how he will fit into the program.

"I'll ask (coaches) what they want me for and how I can fit into the program," he said. "Those are the main questions I'll ask and hopefully, they won't sugarcoat anything for me."

In his junior season, Chesson caught 53 passes for 605 yards and 11 touchdowns. He was named first-team all-conference.


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