Darien Chase

Darien Chase had more than 1,000 rushing yards during his senior season, helping lead his high school to a state championship.

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Darien Chase

6-1, 185, WR

Camas (Wash.) Union High School

247Sports composite: 4 stars

Rivals: 3 stars

ESPN: 3 stars

Other key offers: Boise State, Oregon, Oregon State, Utah, Washington, Washington State

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How he got here: Husker coaches found Chase through a connection with offensive quality control assistant Steve Cooper, who spent the previous nine seasons at Portland State. The first step for prying Chase out of the Pacific Northwest was offering him as a receiver. Every other major school outside of Boise State wanted him as a DB. His official visit to Lincoln in October was his first time in the state of Nebraska, and that was the moment he decided he was all N. He caught 65 passes for 1,004 yards and 14 TDs in 14 games as Union completed an undefeated state title season.

Our take: Nebraska needs depth and playmaking ability at receiver — particularly on the outside — and Chase has the potential to check all the boxes. While beating defenders over the top isn’t necessarily his strength, he has the football IQ and shiftiness to make plays all over the field. He’s another example of how Scott Frost and Co. are targeting all-around athletes . It’s hard to see him making an impact in 2019, but his winning pedigree and diverse skills mean anything is possible given how thin NU is at the position.

They said it: “I think he’s a guy that’s going to make the highlight-reel catches but he’s also going to catch the little bubble screens where he’s got to make a guy miss and break tackles. He’s not afraid to go over the middle. He’s not afraid to go up high and get one. He’s just a football player.” — Union coach Rory Rosenbach