Vanderbilt Among Chase's Top Choices

After a very productive senior season on the gridiron this past fall, Steven Chase has found himself attracting interest from a couple of major college programs. As of late, the Vanderbilt Commodores have been keeping a very close eye on the 6-6.5, 260 pound OL/DL. Chase spoke with about his final season on the field for Gov. Thomas Johnson HS and his relationship with Vandy.

Though many had expected a mediocre finish on the gridiron for Gov. Thomas Johnson HS, the Patriots had other plans "We played really well this year," Steven said. "We were expected to go 5-5 this year but we went 8-2 during the regular season and won the regional championship. We lost in the state semifinals, but we did a lot better than expected."

Steven goes on to talk about his contribution towards his team. "In the first six games, I was in on almost every down on both sides of the ball," Steven said. "Then I hurt my thumb really bad; I tore some ligaments. When the play-offs came around, I finally put a cast on it and help out on the offensive line."

In spite of the injury previously mentioned, the 6-6.5, 260 OL/DL managed to perform well enough to make first-team All-Conference on both offense and defense. Not to mention, he also received a little extra attention on the recruiting front from several other programs, including Vanderbilt. "I've been talking to Coach Robbie Caldwell," Steven said. "He calls about once a week, and has also been down to visit me within the past week."

Could Seven Chase be on the verge of an offer from the Commodores? "He (Coach Caldwell) said that if he were a betting man, he'd bet that I would get an offer from them before it is all said and done," Steven said in regards to a possible offer from the Commodores.

Steven's ability to play multiple positions on the field is what makes him such a marketable prospect. With that being said, he has no reservations about where he could possibly line up on the field. "Most schools have been saying that I am fast enough to play tight end," Steven said. "But they have also been saying that I am athletic and big enough to play on the offensive or defensive line. So I'm really not sure what's going to happen."

Steven is currently holding offers from Brown, Dartmouth, Princeton, Army, and Navy amongst a few others. However, he has come up with a short list of favorites. His top three choices consist of Wake Forest, Brown, and Vanderbilt.

Although Steven has somewhat narrowed things down, he does not anticipate closing the door on anyone. He will continue to gather information on each program, and will make his decision when the timing is right.

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