Player Spotlight: Therrell Athlete Chauncey Payne


Chauncey Payne won the 2/22 Play of the Day earlier this week. The quick two-way athlete made an excellent break on a pass, darting in front of the wide receiver, and then showed off his excellent field vision returning it for a touchdown. 

We spoke with the playmaker about his recruitment and what he has cooking this offseason.

“My offseason goals are to get stronger, faster, and to attend more football camps.”

Chauncey PaynePutting in work at these camps during the offseason can make a difference for an athlete. So far, the rising senior’s upcoming camp plans are “attending the Nike combine next month and I am attending the NUC 5-Star Showcase in April at Tri-Cities HS.”

Watch Payne on film and you see a natural football player. He runs with good body lean and makes precise cuts in open space.

The Therrell athlete said as much, “My biggest strength is that I am quick and have good vision to hit the holes and make good cuts.”

The 2017 athlete has good speed but not up to his standards. “What I think I need to improve on the most is my speed. Even though it’s not bad I feel like I can become faster.”

Payne makes plays all over the field for his high school. He told Recruit Georgia his favorite position and the player he models his game after.  

“My favorite position well that’s hard to choose but I guess I will say RB. The person I model my game after is Devonta Freeman just because he’s not a big back and has a burst from the back field.”

Purdue and North Carolina State have both expressed interest so far, and have sent game tickets to the rising senior for a visit during last season. Payne has a naturally slender frame, but should still be able to pack on weight during this offseason. 

He has a lot of athletic potential, and as mentioned earlier, he is a natural at playing the game. Keep checking us on Twitter and here, our website, for further Chauncey Payne news. 



One Comments

  1. Reply Post By Anonymous

    Go Chauncey..a future NFL player

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