The 6-foot-6, 230-pound tight end raved about what he saw while he was on his official visit. Not only that, but Beckton and company believe in his ability as a pass-catcher even though at Lakeville South he is predominantly a blocking tight end.
100% committed to the University of Nebraska!!! #GBR 🌽🔴⚪️☠️🎈@HuskerFBNation @coach_frost @CoachBeckton @CoachSDeMeo pic.twitter.com/vhX2trbBaD
— Chase Androff (@androff_chase) June 7, 2021
“They said they’re really excited for me because they think I bring a valuable asset because I know how to block and a lot of (high school) tight ends don’t,” Androff said. “But they also have seen my speed and athleticism and they know I have the ability to catch the ball, I just haven’t been able to show it.”
Lakeville South doesn’t actually play with wide receivers on the field most of the time. In fact, last year Androff paired at tight end with Riley Mahlman, who was a four-star recruit as an offensive lineman and now is a freshman at Wisconsin.
“We put a lot on those tight ends, and (Androff) can do that,” LSHS head coach Ben Burk told the Journal Star. “He’s done a great job and he’ll be a three-year starter for us. That doesn’t happen often in the schools around here. That just kind of speaks to his game. He’s a superhard worker, superphysical, supertough on the football field. Nebraska’s got a good one, I can tell you that.”
That’s given college coaches a unique look into Androff’s skill set and his temperament.
“It’s really interesting in talking to (college) coaches about him,” Burk said. “A lot of times with guys that look like him, it’s like, ‘well, we know he can run routes and can catch, we just don’t know if he tough enough to play in the Big Ten in a three-point stance.’ But when they talk to us about Chase in particular, it’s exactly the opposite. They say, ‘We know for sure that he’s an in-line tight end and can run and block and hit and come down and double team and all those things.’ The questions are usually about his athleticism, but I think he’s done a lot to answer that on the basketball court and at camps. …