Irish offer four-star Florida wide out

Junior wide out Tavares Chase of Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy was one of the handful of prospects to pick up Notre Dame offers last week. Chase talks about what an Irish offer means to him at this point in the game.

During Notre Dame's bye week, Irish recruiting coordinator Tony Alford traveled to familiar territory, Florida, to recruit prospects in the 2016 class.

Picking up an offer included four-star wide receiver Tavares Chase of Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy.

"Their running back coach watched me practice last week, and after practice I found out that I was being offered," Chase said. "He said that I was a complete playmaker and that I could make plays at Notre Dame."

Chase, who transferred to IMG from Plant City this past summer, is still in the early stages of learning about Notre Dame.

"I honestly don't know too much about Notre Dame other than they get stops on defense," Chase said. "Usually when I get offers I like to research them and watch their highlights on YouTube, so I will probably do that soon for Notre Dame."

"Honestly, I've never heard of him (Irish quarterback Everett Golson), but if Notre Dame throws the ball a lot, that is a good thing," Chase added. "That will matter to me, but it won't be the main part of my decision."

The 6-foot-2, 180-pound receiver is a being coveted by numerous powerhouses in the South.

"At this point, I don't have any favorites, but there are some schools that I like talking to," Chase said. "Florida State, Clemson, Miami, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, schools like that."

Chase's only visit so far this season has been to Florida State.

"I don't have anything planned right now," Chase said. "If something comes up, it's usually late notice and somewhere not too far. When I take these visits, I look at the way the coaches come after me, how I feel on campus, and the academics," Chase said. "I want to major in business."

Chase is a four-star prospect and is ranked as the No. 49 wide receiver in the class of 2016.

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