Sun Devil dropping hoops to pursue football career
After two years as a member of the Arizona State basketball team, Chanse Creekmur is leaving both the sport and the school.
The 6-7, 205-pound forward confirmed to the Arizona Republic that he will transfer from the Sun Devils to pursue a career in football at the collegiate level. Creekmur is from Marshalltown, Iowa, and wants to transfer to a school closer to his hometown.
“I’m just having a change of heart,” Creekmur said. “It’s just something I want to do, to see if I can still play or not,” Creekmur told the paper. “I want to see how far I can go because my recruiting caught up late (in high school). I’ve always loved playing football.”
Creekmur had verbally committed to the Iowa Hawkeyes basketball program in August of 2008 before signing with the Sun Devils in April of 2010. At the time of his signing a hoops Letter of Intent, it was noted by Rivals.com that Creekmur had “considered playing Division I football as a quarterback.”
As a senior at Marshalltown High School, Creekmur quarterbacked his team to an appearance in the 2009 state title game. According to the Marshalltown Times-Republican, Creekmur “set single-season Class 4A records in completions, yardage and passing touchdowns” that year.
He was pursued by smaller programs as a football player coming out of high school, the Republic wrote.
How much if any interest Creekmur, who said he would be open to being a two-sport player at his new school, will garner from Div. 1-A programs remains to be seen.
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