Big quarterback with big future

Sometimes numbers speak for themselves. This prospect played 2 1/2 games at quarterback last year and had almost 1600 yards and 13 touchdowns.

Pine Tree High School's Caleb Chumley has been offered by Texas State, among many others, and was named to Dave Cambell's preseason super team. He played wide receiver for most of the year but after the team's starting quarterback got hurt, he was moved to QB.

Never playing the position before, it was there that Chumley shined. Against Sulphur Springs late last season, he threw for 505 yards, ran for 170 and scored 7 touchdowns. The team averaged nearly 34 points per game with him as their signal caller.

Chumley has other offers from North Texas, Houston, New Mexico State, Jackson State, Oregon State, Louisiana Tech, Lamar, Memphis and Kansas. Big schools like Missouri, Arkansas and Oregon have shown serious interest. Some schools, however, are recruiting Chumley as a receiver, where he played most of last year. Chumley is clear on what he likes best.

"I would rather play QB, I love playing QB," Chumley said. "I talk to coaches from Texas State, at least once a month. I'm keeping things open, I don't have a list."

On top of all that Chumley did last season, he runs a 4.5 40 - a true duel-threat. Texas State wants him at quarterback and the system could help Chumley flourish.

"He's considering Texas State," said Jeremy Orsagh, current offensive coordinator. "What they do offensively fits Caleb very well. He can be a pro style or dual threat."

Chumley was an all-district wide receiver and quarterback. He visited Texas State on junior day last February.

He's a little unpolished, but everyone will be keeping their eyes on what the Pine Tree star does this season.

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