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High school player says he’ll announce his college on NFL Network

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As college football recruiting has grown into a big business that draws interest from millions of fans, top high school players routinely get air time on ESPN to announce their college choices. Now one high school star says NFL Network is getting in on the action.

Ja’Marr Chase, a wide receiver who is mulling offers from LSU, TCU and Tennessee, wrote on Twitter today that he will make an announcement on Monday at a football camp in Oregon. He says NFL Network will televise the announcement and his family will be watching in Louisiana.

“I am pushing my commitment Day back so my family can watch. It’ll be on NFL Network,” Chase wrote.

PFT reached out to NFL Network to ask for confirmation of the plans and did not receive a response. If NFL Network is really getting in on the recruiting game, that would be a surprising decision, as the league has typically tried to avoid any actions that would give the appearance of trying to professionalize amateur football.

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19 Responses to “High school player says he’ll announce his college on NFL Network”
  1. beyond2k says: Jun 30, 2017 5:45 PM

    Another “Johnny Football” flop.

  2. smarter than you says: Jun 30, 2017 5:47 PM

    Remember when Jimmy Clausen rode a limo to his signing day and promised multiple national titles?

    Don’t be a Jimmy

  3. waynefontesismyfather says: Jun 30, 2017 6:20 PM

    Or one of the Simms kids showing up in a limo for the first day of college classes. Clowns the whole lot of them.

    I’m happy this kid is deciding on one of those three schools, none of which play their games on my TV.

  4. tjacks7 says: Jun 30, 2017 6:24 PM

    Lol at NFL Network ignoring you.

  5. abninf says: Jun 30, 2017 6:38 PM

    “Ja’Marr” ? Seriously, what’s his real name?

  6. pancaketaco says: Jun 30, 2017 6:44 PM

    Dear Program Manager,

    HS Signings Day is not good TV. Decisions like this only increase the cord cutting.

    To be fair, once Netflix or Amazon has signing day their gone too.

  7. bordner says: Jun 30, 2017 6:50 PM

    Sounds like a douche. He’ll probably pick LSU, but with his “look at me” attitude, I’m surprised he’s not going to the O$U.

  8. flexx91 says: Jun 30, 2017 6:59 PM

    Totally ridiculous.

  9. benwaballs11 says: Jun 30, 2017 7:07 PM

    LeBron James has taught us nothing.

  10. cletuspstillwaterjr says: Jun 30, 2017 7:23 PM

    At least we now know who will be the Browns QB in 4 years.

  11. Ferdinand says: Jun 30, 2017 7:35 PM

    Wow – someone’s ego is already out of control.

  12. manderson4150 says: Jun 30, 2017 7:56 PM

    Nobody’s that good…..

  13. cribbage12 says: Jun 30, 2017 8:14 PM

    I wonder if this is the Ja’Marr from Key and Peale’s East/West Bowl Game. (Side note: I always forget where the apostrophe goes in Ja’Marr. I hate that…)

  14. curmudgeon13 says: Jun 30, 2017 9:28 PM

    Why not just tweet it?……

  15. milkcan44 says: Jun 30, 2017 9:51 PM

    Hey – it’s the “Look at Me” generation.
    NFL should know better.
    Wait till some walk-on levels him.

  16. mojodoa says: Jul 1, 2017 4:31 AM

    cletuspstillwaterjr says:
    Jun 30, 2017 7:23 PM
    At least we now know who will be the Browns QB in 4 years.
    Not unless he changes positions.

  17. twoteamsforlosangeles says: Jul 1, 2017 7:45 AM

    Pretty soon, the top names in the name your baby book will consist of names having three capital letters, two apostrophes and a hyphen…all in the FIRST name.

  18. laxcoach37 says: Jul 1, 2017 11:50 AM

    Well, I just became a fan of any college player that levels this Showboat. It would be especially rewarding if it comes from a decent grounded, team oriented, academically stable student athlete. You know, like the massive majority of NCAA players. This “look at Me” stuff is insane. I have coached for over 23 years and it is getting worse every year. I have had to ban all Cell Phones from practices and the locker room. I literally had a player taking a Freakin Selfie during an actual game!!! Get over yourselves youngsters…

  19. turfczar57 says: Jul 1, 2017 6:37 PM

    Sit down son.

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