Those expecting the Houston Cougars’ recruiting to fall off following the departure of Tom Herman may have spoken too soon. Already ranked at the top of the AAC in recruiting, the Coogs added one of the most highly-recruited quarterbacks in the nation to their future roster this weekend. Chance Amie, a 6’4”, 191 pound dual-threat passer out of Tyler, Texas, committed to Houston this past weekend over 15 different scholarship offers from across the country. He announced his commitment on his father’s birthday in a touching gesture.
Happy Birthday to my Pops ... Committed pic.twitter.com/ZZi1STxUki— Chance Amie (@chanceamie2018) June 26, 2017
The three-star talent made his final decision between the Coogs and Syracuse, ultimately siding with the in-state finalist. Amie also enjoyed Power Five offers from Iowa State, Rutgers, Virginia, and UNC.
While Amie has great size at 6’4”, his physical measurables excel outside of his height as well. He lists a 4.55 second 40 yard dash on his Hudl profile as well as a Nike Opening camp-verified 4.29 shuttle time, a 32.6” vertical, and a 37” powerball throw. On top of his exciting athleticism, Amie has a cannon of an arm to complement his running ability. With his ability to move in the pocket Amie should be able to create huge play opportunities down the field as the pocket breaks down — with the arm strength to complete the home run pass.
Amie will seek to follow in the footsteps of fellow Tyler product Greg Ward Jr. The acclaimed former Cougar tore up opposing defenses at John Tyler High before going on to enjoy an incredibly successful career under center in Houston. As ETSN.fm points out, Amie will actually make the third Tyler, TX quarterback to join the program in recent history as the Cougars signed Bryson Smith out of John Tyler in the 2017 recruiting class.
The Cougars’ 2018 recruiting class is already nearly wrapped up following Amie’s commitment. Houston stand at 19 commitments and will likely keep some available scholarships in storage in case they decide to seek out a transfer following National Signing Day in February. First place in the AAC, the Cougars’ 2018 class ranks as the 37th best class in the nation following Amie’s commitment.