Chaz Ah You is just going into his sophomore year, but he has already picked up three offers and is on the radar of over a dozen schools. He could end up the most heavily recruited prospect from Utah in 2017. The Westlake safety is taking it all in stride though, and is staying focused on his immediate future.
"It's such a blessing to be getting recruited like I am," Ah You explained. "But I won't be signing anywhere for a few years, so I need to worry about what I have control over now. I am going to be playing some quarterback this year, so that is occupying a lot of my time. Learning an entire offense over the span of a few weeks is no joke. I am definitely putting in some energy to the recruiting process, but I have to be realistic, and focus most of my energy on the present."
Ah You is wise beyond his years, and a lot of it has to do with uncles and cousins being highly recruited before him. His cousin C.J. Ah You was a standout for Oklahoma. There have been a few Ah You's that have made it to the NFL, but some of them believe Chaz could be the best.
"It helps a lot to have my family supporting me and coaching me up on the process," Ah You claimed. "I grew up watching C.J. play at Oklahoma, so I would definitely consider them one of my dream schools. I would love to go carry on his legacy at Oklahoma, while creating one of my own too. Outside of Oklahoma, UCLA, Oregon, and Oregon State all have a lot of appeal to me. I would love to stay out on the West Coast and play at a really good Pac-12 program."
Ah You picked up two of his three offers this summer. Utah offered Ah You last year, while BYU and Oklahoma State pulled the trigger on the young safety just recently.
"I love the three schools that have offered me," Ah You said. "Utah was the first and I know Coach Sitake really well. The facilities at the U are great and I think they are going to make some noise in the Pac-12 soon. BYU is also a great school. I've had family go there. They have definitely been recruiting me the hardest this summer. They are really building up their relationship with me. When I visit their campus, they treat me great. A lot of people may think I don't have an interest in Oklahoma State, because I am an Oklahoma fan. That's far from the truth. That is a great program and they only seem to be getting better recently. They offered me at All-Poly, and I went there for a camp and an unofficial visit. I am very serious about OK State."
Ah You is a long and lean 6-1 175 pounds. If the Ah You genes kick in, it wouldn't be surprising to see him shoot up to 6-4 over the next few years. It is tough to project if Chaz will put on mass and switch to outside linebacker or even defensive end or if he stays wiry. He is a great prospect at safety right now. He has good instincts and great ball skills.
"I want to play free safety in college and hopefully the NFL," Ah You explained. "I don't know if I will grow to be huge like my family, but as of now, I am definitely built like a safety. I love being able to fly around at safety and smack people. I think I am way more physical than most safeties. I need to work on my speed and I need to get stronger as well. Scout.com rated me as the best safety in Utah, and that is something I am committed to living up to."
Ah You has a bright future. He could very easily be an early four-star prospect and a national recruit. If the family members touting Chaz as "the best Ah You" are correct, he could end up with 20+ offers. There's no question that the potential is there.
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