Underwood Travels to Louisiana Camp

Cajun Redzone Publisher
Posted Jul 21, 2010

DE/LB Chase Underwood showcased his skills at Louisiana’s recent high school prospect camp in Lafayette, La. Underwood put on an impressive performance for the staff and is awaiting an offer from the Ragin’Cajuns.

Chase Underwood had never been to the state of Louisiana, so the “6-3”, 230-pound senior out of Gainesville High in Florida really didn’t know what to expect on his trip to the Ragin’Cajun’s prospect camp.

“I really didn’t know what to expect when I came in,” stated Chase. “Coach Brown had told me that Louisiana was an up and coming program with good facilities, but we had heard a few things about the program and didn’t know what to expect. My mom was a little concerned that the school would be a little ran down, but I think she was pleasantly surprised by what she had seen Sunday.”

While Chase Underwood has taken a number of trips to other campuses, there are two that he mentions that really felt like home.

“I’ve been to Duke, USF, FAU, Liberty and Louisiana,” Underwood said. “But I felt the most comfortable with Liberty University and Louisiana; those two felt more like home. Both programs seem to be more family oriented and the facilities were great. Liberty University is located in the mountains and the area is very scenic. Louisiana offers a unique area of people and the staff seems like a close group. Both programs just felt more like what I’m looking for in a college environment and education.”

Chase’s performance was impressive, as he worked on both sides of the ball for the staff at Sunday’s camp.

“I worked with the defensive line group for half the camp and then moved over to the tight end position for the rest of the camp,” Chase stated. “Coach Broussard thought I did pretty well in the DL drills; they like me at the “Rock End” position, where you rush at times and drop back into coverage like a linebacker in some of their packages. Coach Wingerter told me that he was surprised that I caught the ball well at my size and that I had good hands. I caught every ball thrown my way, except one that was just a bad throw by the quarterback.”

Its Chase Underwood’s ability to play multiple positions that has college football recruiters intrigued by his versatility.

Stanford University is looking at me as a FB or HB in their offense,” said Underwood. “I’m moving over to offense this season to help on that side of the ball at the FB position and they told me that if I had a good season, they would offer. I’m still going to play some LB and DE, but coach needed me on offense this year to help the team.

Academics are important to Chase Underwood, as he is interested in Sports Medicine as a major.

“I’m really interested in sports training or sports medicine as my major,” Chase stated. “While I love playing football, graduating with my degree is the main goal for attending college. I’m sure that playing college football is going to be great, but to me it’s a means to attaining a quality education and that is the most important factor in choosing a college.”

Chase Underwood’s versatility on the football field and solid academics are sure to draw more attention from college recruiters his way this fall.

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