By Jeff Odom
Wharton High quarterback Chase Litton won’t have to go very far when he steps onto the field at the college level.
The duel-sport athlete and 2012 All-Laker/All-Lutz News offensive player of the year committed to the University of South Florida June 17 over offers from LSU, Marshall, Florida Atlantic, Florida International, Western Kentucky and Western Michigan.
Litton, a senior, who is rated a three-star recruit by Rivals.com, helped lead the Wildcats to an 8-3 overall record and their second consecutive playoff berth last season with 2,732 yards, 23 touchdowns and only 10 interceptions last season. He also became the program’s all-time leader in passing yards in 2012, and set Wharton’s single-game mark of 404 yards in a loss to Dr. Phillips during the 2011 Class 8A playoffs.
Kynon Codrington, a scouting analyst for Yahoo Sports, said Litton’s 6-foot-6 frame will bode well for him at USF.
“Litton has the size and arm strength to be a capable BCS starter in the right scheme. His mechanics need to be fine-tuned, but that should come as he develops more,” Codrington said. “Has a tendency to spray the ball around. We would like to see him become more accurate.”
Litton has also been a member of Wharton’s boys basketball team for three years, where he helped lead the Wildcats to their first 8A regional title in school history.
The USF Bulls finished last season with a 3-9 overall record and will be moving into the newly formed American Athletic Conference this year under first-year coach Willie Taggart.
McGough chooses FIU
Gaither High senior quarterback Alex McGough orally committed to Florida International University June 16.
McGough helped the Cowboys snap their nine-year Class 7A-District 7 title drought last season by completing 112-of-199 pass attempts for 1727 yards and 22 touchdowns.
He was also invited to the 2013 Under Armour All-America Underclassmen Combine in January and was an All-Laker/All-Lutz News first team offensive all-star last season.
–Statistics as recorded by coaches to Maxpreps.com
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