There were several top in-state 2014 tight end prospects at the recent Ohio State two-day position camp. One of the more unknown players was Chance Sorrell.
Although he started for Middletown last season as a sophomore, Sorrell has really hit the recruiting radar this summer at various camps. The 6-foot-6, 225-pound, athlete certainly passes the look test.
"I think I did real well the past two days, concentrating on running routes and my blocking technique," Sorrell stated of his camp showing. "I caught the ball well and I improved on my route-running, which was the goal for me in attending these camps."
"The Ohio State coaches said I worked hard and they want me to stay in touch with them," he added. "I know Coach (Tim) Hinton will be recruiting me as the tight end coach, but my area recruiter is Coach (Kerry) Coombs. I think a lot of Ohio State."
Ohio State is not the only place Sorrell has camped this summer, and several top BCS programs are now aware of this youngster's potential.
"I know I'm going to Wisconsin on Monday and I'm looking forward to that one," he explained. "That will probably be it for camps, as I will be getting ready for my junior season at Middletown."
"I don't have any offers yet, but I'm hearing from some schools," he continued. "Schools like Tennessee are very interested, and they want to see me again. Michigan has shown a lot of interest and they want me to come back for an unofficial visit. I was at camp at both Tennessee and Michigan. I've also been to Kentucky and Michigan State's camps."
Sorrell might have been an unknown prospect entering the summer camp season, but his frame and athleticism have him squarely on the top prospect list in Ohio.
"I'm a player that blocks really well, and I use my size to push people around," he remarked. "The main thing I need to work on is continuing to be more of a pass receiver, and that will be more work on routes and catching the ball. I'm also working on foot speed and flexibility."
EVALUATION: Sorrell is a big kid that is just starting to grow into his body. He also has the look of a player that could eventually grow into an offensive tackle, or possibly a defensive end. Regardless, his physical gifts guarantee he will be a heavily recruited player going forward, as colleges will watch his physical development, and worry about his position at the next level later on down the road. Sorrell is definitely a prospect of note in the Ohio class of 2014.