Missouri WR Opens Eyes

A prospect that immediately caught my eye this past Sunday at the Northern Illinois Senior Technique Camp was Chase Mejia, a 5-foot-9, 180-pound, ball of muscle from Columbia (Mo.) Rock Bridge. Mejia was explosive and athletic and he hopes his first scholarship offer comes soon.

"I have a feeling that Northern Illinois is very close to offering me a scholarship." Chase Mejia told Scout.com.

"I felt I did a pretty good job at the camp. My team had a 7-on-7 tournament the night before and we played six games so I was a little tired going in.

"I thought Northern (Illinois) was going to offer at camp but they didn't. Coach (P.J.) Fleck told me that they are going to review everything before offering a scholarship. Northern only has a few scholarships to give this year so they want to make sure to do their homework before offering anyone a scholarship.

"I could see myself at Northern Illinois. Coach Fleck is a great guy and he played in the NFL so he knows what it takes to get to the highest level. Northern Illinois is only taking one wide receiver and Coach Fleck told me that I'm his #1 receiver prospect so we'll see what happens."

Mejia transferred to Rock Bridge recently after playing the past two seasons at Shawnee Mission Northwest High School in Kansas. Rock Bridge has sent several prospects to the D-1 ranks in the past few years and Mejia will add to that total.

As a junior, Mejia had 37 receptions for 600 yards and scored five touchdowns. Chase is also a specialist that returns both punts and kicks. He had 13 kick returns for 500 yards and two touchdowns. Mejia had 3 interceptions on the defensive side of the ball.

Mejia told us that he plans on camping at Iowa State and Kansas State this summer and he'll be at Missouri for camp with his team. Chase said he plans on graduating early and wants to enroll early to prepare for spring football.

"My favorites are Northern Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Kansas State, Purdue, Arizona State and Colorado State." Mejia said.

Mejia carries a 2.8 GPA in the classroom and scored a 26 on his ACT.

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