January 16, 2013

Sorrell picks up Kent State offer

Things are starting to ramp up more for class of 2014 prospects and head coach Paul Haynes and his staff are not wasting any time and extended an offer to Middletown (Ohio) tight end Chance Sorrell on Wednesday. It is the second offer for the 6-foot-6, 250-pounder and came as a welcome surprise to the Ohioan.



"I found out around 3pm from my coach," Sorrell said. "He said that the Kent State coaches called him and were talking about me and that they wanted to offer me."



Sorrell is projecting as a big-time tight end and picking up interest from many major programs in addition to the two schools that have offered, Kent State and Bowling Green. Sorrell admits that he wasn't hearing much from Kent State all that long ago.



"I don't know much about them at this point, they are a new school for me," Sorrell said. "This is all pretty recent but I am looking forward to learning much more about them. I am excited about this offer, I am excited about all the offers that I get right now. This is just such a great opportunity and Kent State is a great school and I know they are in the running right now."



Bowling Green got into the mix about a month ago for Sorrell and he has had the chance to check out the Falcons.



"I think they offered me mid-December," Sorrell said. "I visited there for one of their bowl practices and I like the players and the coaches there. I really liked the facilities as well and I know that I really am interested in them."



The Michigan Wolverines and Tennessee Volunteers are two schools that Sorrell would love to hear more from and even categorized them both as 'dream schools'.



"Michigan is great and they are a big-time program," Sorrell said. "The thing that sounds out to me is that they have a great coaching staff and are a great cultural fit for me. I liked what they did up at their football camp."



And even with a coaching change at Tennessee, Sorrell still has a lot of interest in Tennessee as well.



"I have always been a Vols fan and growing up we had a house in Tennessee so I have always liked them," Sorrell said. "I liked coach (Derek) Dooley and even with the coaching change I was being recruited by (coach Butch Jones and) the Cincinnati staff so when they moved over there they kept recruiting me.




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