Name: Chance Amie
Hometown: Flint, Tex.
High School: Robert E. Lee
2017 Stats: Had over 2,500 total yards and 26 touchdowns his senior year, and was one of the top players in East Texas.
2018 Projections: Highly likely to redshirt. Though Amie’s experienced in a spread-type system, Syracuse has four scholarship players in front of him on the depth chart right now. That’s not to say he can’t compete come next year, though, after Eric Dungey graduates.
How Did He Get Here?: He’d originally gone with the local favorite, Houston, over offers from Syracuse, North Carolina, Rutgers, Virginia and UCF (among others). But the Orange managed to get a late flip on during the early signing period — a good thing, too, since 2019’s not necessarily brimming with options.
What Did Recruiting Sites Say?: Three stars, and was one of the top 20 dual-threat passers in the class of 2018, according to 247Sports.
Money Quote: During his original recruitment process, Amie said he heard from the Syracuse Orange coaching staff almost every day. Persistence appeared to pay off.
Twitter feed: @chanceamie2018
Tweets of Wonder: Always great to have your biggest games against your rival.
Syracuse quarterback and Tyler Lee alum Chance Amie took home the MVP award last season against John Tyler. #FlashbackFriday #WeKnowFridayNights pic.twitter.com/IGuesThG1o— GreatAmericanRivalry (@AmericanRivalry) February 16, 2018
What Movie Would Dino Recommend for Him?: Chance the Rapper was a producer (along with Dwyane Wade) on documentary “Shot in the Dark” about the Orr Academy basketball team in Chicago’s success over adversity created by gun violence.
Interesting Nugget O’Interest: Chance’s middle name is Ariel-Azariah, which translates to Lion of God and God (YAHWEH) has helped. Powerful forces at your back with those names, Chance.
Let’s Get a Good Look Atcha: Here’s a good glimpse of Amie getting some action in the spring, along with Tommy DeVito.
Video: Syracuse QB Tommy DeVito continues to look sharp in RVAs. Not sure I saw him throw one bad ball while watching this AM. Freshman QB Chance Amie alternating in with TD here. pic.twitter.com/26aQkPObav— Stephen Bailey (@Stephen_Bailey1) March 22, 2018