Tavares 'TJ' Chase of Plant City High School in Plant City, Florida committed to the Tigers last January and has officially signed to be a part of the next generation of WRU. Time will tell where TJ Chase will lineup on the field as a receiver but I see him as a good fit based on size for either the boundary or field positions(more so the field position). Chase is currently listed as being 6'2" at 167 pounds.
Clemson returns a loaded receiving corps next year including top receiver Mike Williams who most almost all of last year after suffering a neck injury in the season opener against Wofford. With two other receivers signing with the Tigers for 2016(Overton and Powell) along with a deep receiving corps next year that should include Williams, Artavis Scott, and Hunter Renfrow as the projected starters along with returning reserve receivers Deon Cain, Ray-Ray McCloud, Trevion Thompson, and Germone Hopper it's a little hard to tell right now if Chase will play next season or redshirt with the amount of talent returning and coming in for next season.
How well Redshirt Freshman Shaddell Bell does in preseason practices is also another thing to watch to see what impact it could have on Chase's playing time for next year along with the other two 2016 signees at the receiver position. Regardless of whether or not he makes an impact next year, Chase is a key player for future seasons and to keep the new tradition of WRU alive. TJ Chase is a playmaker that Clemson fans should be excited about for years to come. Chase's primary recruiter was Jeff Scott.
Another underrated player. Scott went into Florida and picked Chase as the guy he wanted to get. He has decent height and size, but his main asset is speed. Florida State and Miami were deeply involved before Chase pulled the trigger on Clemson. Chase was at IMG Academy before returning to Plant City for his senior year. He performed well in practices during the Semper Fi all-star game. People (and analysts not paying enough attention) saw the ball he let hit his helmet and don't realize how good he really was during that week against good competition.
Chase continues our Florida wide receiver connection and should prove to be one of better skill players in this class when it is all said and done. I think he just needs to improve his hands a little bit and polish his routes. It is time we start trusting Jeff Scott's WR takes. #WRU