4-star RB Chaney Jr. updates recruitment, plans UM-FSU visit

4-star RB Chaney Jr. updates recruitment, plans UM-FSU visit

Belen Jesuit 4-star RB Don Chaney Jr. is the Canes’ top target at the running back position for the 2020 cycle, so it’s no surprise that he’s feeling like a priority to the Canes so far. Chaney Jr. reports that he has a strong bond with both Mark Richt and Thomas Brown and that their relationship goes back to middle school.

“It’s a pretty good relationship,” Chaney Jr. said on Richt and Brown. “We’ll talk and they mostly talk to my dad. Goes through me sometimes, but it’s a really stable relationship and a strong bond that we have. Ever since the 8th grade, so it’s a really good relationship that we all have.”

The 5’11” 195 pound back previously told CIS that UM was his leader back in May, but is backing off that a bit so he can enjoy the recruiting process more like his father did.

“I’m going to treat all of the colleges the same,” Chaney Jr. said on not having leaders. “All at the same level, and go through the recruiting process and enjoy it… So I can get the feel of what my dad really went through. My dad went through the whole recruiting process, and he went to South Carolina.”

As a nationally rated prospect with offers from all around the country, Chaney Jr. does not lack for any suitors. Both in-state and out of state top programs are in constant contact with the Belen Jesuit star and it seems like UM will have their hands full in keeping Chaney Jr. home.

“Florida and FSU are coming hard. Well, basically all of the Big 3 are coming after me hard,” Chaney Jr. said. “I mean every school that’s coming after me is recruiting me hard, I’m just very appreciative of it. Georgia, Alabama has been calling my dad lately. LSU and Ohio State too.”

While this upcoming fall will be about focusing on his junior season, Chaney Jr. anticipates making plenty of visits in the winter and spring after the season is over, mainly to programs outside of South Florida.

“After the season, I really want to do Ohio State, LSU, South Carolina, and Auburn,” Chaney Jr. said. “Schools like that out of the state.”

Will he attend the Miami-FSU matchup at Hardrock Stadium this season?

“Yes. Actually, that’s the day after my birthday.”

In the football off-season, Chaney Jr. ran track in both the 100m and 200m, recording a 10.8 in the 100m. For his junior season, Chaney Jr will hope to use that extra speed to best the personal records he set last season.

“Mainly to get to states. That’s every team’s dream,” Chaney Jr. said on his personal goals. “Just really trying to focus on what I got to do help my team win and go further. My personal goal is to beat the records I set. Single most touchdown record (24) and beat the rushing record for season and playoffs, which is 1,400. Just to beat both of those records.”

In the past, Chaney Jr. has played on both sides of the ball, but will focus on running back for his junior season aside from special situations.

“I am (playing defense) in case of emergency,” Chaney Jr. said. “Basically 'ICE' Don. In case of emergency Don, on defense.”

CaliforniaCanes

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Been watching this guy for years now, I always thought his class was too far in the future to even think about....

Can't believe 2020 class is almost here.
 

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Chaney and Holmes as our RB haul in 2020 would be amazing. SPEEEEEEEEED.
 

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Maybe we should let McIntosh go to Oklahoma so we can take 2 backs in 2020.

We're most likely going to have a backfield of Dallas/Burns/Lingard/Davis/Crowley in 2019. I would think making sure Chaney would prefer us not taking another RB in 2019.
 
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Maybe we should let McIntosh go to Oklahoma so we can take 2 backs in 2020.

We're most likely going to have a backfield of Dallas/Burns/Lingard/Davis/Crowley in 2019. I would think making sure Chaney would prefer us not taking another RB in 2019.
If McIntosh goes to OU it will have nothing to do with our staff “letting him”. It’s been obvious we want another RB to pair with Crowley. We are to the point where all our backs should be leaving to go to the league after their junior years and we have a stable or backs behind them ready to take over.
 
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Chaney and Holmes as our RB haul in 2020 would be amazing. SPEEEEEEEEED.
I think only 1 in 2020. Cause we'll have:

Deejay Dallas
Robert Burns
Lorenzo Lingard
Cam'ron Davis
Realus George
....and probably Marcus Crowley & Kenny McIntosh

That makes 7 RB/FB that'll be on the roster. And that's assuming Homer and Atkins declare for the draft and transfer respectively. I think Chaney is THE guy next class.
 

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I think only 1 in 2020. Cause we'll have:

Deejay Dallas
Robert Burns
Lorenzo Lingard
Cam'ron Davis
Realus George
....and probably Marcus Crowley & Kenny McIntosh

That makes 7 RB/FB that'll be on the roster. And that's assuming Homer and Atkins declare for the draft and transfer respectively. I think Chaney is THE guy next class.
McIntosh appears to be a big OU lean at the moment. With that appearing to be the case I would say we take 2 in 2020.
 

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"I want to enjoy the recruiting process like my dad did... Georgia, Alabama has been calling my dad lately. LSU and Ohio State too.”

Hmmmm
 
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McIntosh appears to be a big OU lean at the moment. With that appearing to be the case I would say we take 2 in 2020.
I mean it depends if we get 2 RBs or not. Not dependent on WHO those 2 are. If we get Daniel Carter or Nayquan Wright (or literally anyone else) to pair with Crowley I don't think we get 2 next year. Especially when you take into account we will not be signing a big class next year.
 

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Maybe we should let McIntosh go to Oklahoma so we can take 2 backs in 2020.

We're most likely going to have a backfield of Dallas/Burns/Lingard/Davis/Crowley in 2019. I would think making sure Chaney would prefer us not taking another RB in 2019.
I'm not gonna stop mentioning McIntosh as a LB. I want to will this into reality
 

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I mean it depends if we get 2 RBs or not. Not dependent on WHO those 2 are. If we get Daniel Carter or Nayquan Wright (or literally anyone else) to pair with Crowley I don't think we get 2 next year. Especially when you take into account we will not be signing a big class next year.
Since Brown started coaching he is a big proponent of 2 backs a class. He did it at Marshall, Wisconsin, UGA, and here.
 

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Also I feel Nayquan will end up in this class, not McIntosh. We have enough big backs. We need a speed back like Wright.
 

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I mean it depends if we get 2 RBs or not. Not dependent on WHO those 2 are. If we get Daniel Carter or Nayquan Wright (or literally anyone else) to pair with Crowley I don't think we get 2 next year. Especially when you take into account we will not be signing a big class next year.
Agree, wonder if they feel the next class is stronger than this one. I feel like Crowley should be fine for this year unless we make a push for another big time recruit this year. I want McIntosh in this class but from reports it seems he's the Sooners to lose.
 

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If Mcintosh don’t slide, which would be extremely stupid, then just give me Crowley this year and a haul of Chaney and Kendall Milton next year and I’m good.
 

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Maybe we should let McIntosh go to Oklahoma so we can take 2 backs in 2020.

We're most likely going to have a backfield of Dallas/Burns/Lingard/Davis/Crowley in 2019. I would think making sure Chaney would prefer us not taking another RB in 2019.
No guarantee Crowley or McIntosh will be in this class. They worried about the depth chart.
 

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