May 5, 2009
Two offers from undersized back
He may be small but Ft. Lauderdale (Fla.) Cardinal Gibbons running back Dareyon Chance is making his presence known on the recruiting scene. As he enters the early stages of spring practice, Chance has picked up two offers and his most recent came last week.
"I was offered by Central Michigan," Chance said. "That came in last week. I talked to them. It was very exciting. I don't turn down any offer. I researched them a little bit and it sounds like a good offer."
Along with Central Michigan, Chance has also received an offer from Toledo. He is also hearing from Deleware, Illinois State and even the Florida Gators. Chance has begun to think a little bit about where he plans to camp and visit this summer.
"Florida was actually asking about me and Illinois State and Delaware were talking to me," he said. "I heard a few were coming down to spring practice but I'm not sure who. I was thinking about visiting the people that offered. I might go up and see them for a day or so and I was also invited to the Florida camp by the running backs coach."
At 5-foot-5, Chance doesn't have ideal size for a running back but he has been working hard this offseason to overcome that disadvantage. He has performed well at both the NUC Camp and the NIKE camps in the Miami area and he hopes to continue those strong performances in spring practice.
"I'm pretty much hitting the camps and trying to get my name out a little more and as far as spring, we just started going hard today," he said. "We ran over a few things pretty much preparing and conditioning for the spring game."
Running low to the ground gives Chance a different perspective from other backs and he has confidence in his perspective.
"When I'm on the field, everyone is looking at my size," he said. "I choose not to look at their size. It's football so I play to the best of my ability. I choose to use my size to my advantage."
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