Wharton quarterback Chase Litton will get another shot at the recruiting process.
The three-star senior said Tuesday that he plans to enroll at the Atlanta Sports Academy this spring to reclassify himself as a recruit for the class of 2015.
“Hopefully this time it’ll be a good process,” Litton said. “I feel like I have a strong supporting cast this time around.”
Litton was one of Hillsborough County’s top passers this fall, throwing for 13 touchdowns and almost 2,200 yards. He also rushed for 397 yards and four scores to help the Wildcats make the playoffs.
The 6-foot-6 Litton committed to USF over the summer but decommitted a month later. After initially landing offers from Florida Atlantic, Marshall and others, Litton did not sign with any program on National Signing Day last week, and he said the Atlanta prep school contacted his family Monday to see if he was interested in heading there, where he can improve his academics and athletics in time for next year’s signing day.
The Atlanta Sports Academy is a prep school designed to help students get on track to pursue scholarships at four-year universities. The Spartans’ 2014 schedule includes small colleges like Webber International, junior colleges and prep schools.
“I thought it was a good idea,” Litton said. “It puts me in a great position for schools and for me to get bigger and better and stronger and hopefully move on.”
Litton said he plans to visit the school over spring break. If it seems like a good fit, he could enroll in April.
He said his first time through the recruiting grind taught him a lot of things he’ll use in the coming months.
“Be smart about what you say and who you talk to,” Litton said. “Be thankful for everything that’s given to you. If I’m blessed to get more offers, you always have to take them into consideration.”