May 31, 2013

Sorrell talks Kent State, offers

At 6-foot-6 and 250 pounds, it's not hard to see what makes Chance Sorrell an intriguing prospect at the tight end position. It's also not tough to figure out why the Middletown, Ohio native has already picked up eight scholarship offers from conferences ranging from the MAC to the SEC.

Among the schools vying for Sorrell's services is Kent State, who offered him relatively early on in the recruiting classes. Speaking at the Rivals Camp Series in Cincinnati, Ohio last month, Sorrell admitted that he's intrigued by what the Golden Flashes have to offer.

"Their record the last couple of years, they're definitely on top of the MAC," Sorrell said of Kent State. "The guys that they have their right now, I was really impressed with them, and the coaches, they had some top-25 wins, and that really stood out."

Landing the three-star prospect would certainly be a major coup for first-year KSU coach Paul Haynes and his staff. Sorrell has also received offers from Boston College, Bowling Green, Cincinnati, Indiana, Ohio, Vanderbilt, and West Virginia.

Sorrell said that the Kent State coaches have communicated to him that he's one of their top priorities in the 2014 class.

"They said they really like me because I'm a big, physical, wide attached tight end, and they're looking for that this year," Sorrell said. "They said that I was their guy. They really wanted me at that position."

Asked what he's looking for in a prospective destination, Sorrell made it clear that he wants to go somewhere that values what it's getting in him. But he also wants that relationship to be a mutual one.

"Prestige, tradition. I definitely want to win. I want to go to a place that celebrates me, and doesn't tolerate me. I'm the guy that they really want their. I'm not second-tier," he said. "That's a balance thing because I want to a place that I celebrate and don't tolerate going there."

Sorrell is still waiting to what other offers come before he makes a decision, but as of right now, Kent State remains in the race.

"Everybody's got a good shot right now," Sorrell insisted.

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