Monday, June 4, 2012
Entrance Interview: Jehu Chesson
By Chantel Jennings
Entrance Interview is a series at WolverineNation -- similar to our Exit Interview series -- where we chat with incoming Michigan football and men's basketball players about their thoughts as they start college, what their expectations are, and what they'll miss most about high school.
One of two receivers in this Michigan recruiting class, Jehu Chesson (Chesterfield, Mo./Ladue Horton Watkins) has a chance to make an immediate impact on the field if he is ready. The 6-foot-3, 186-pound Missouri native is stepping into a position of need with the Wolverines.
WolverineNation caught up with Chesson, who won Missouri Class 4 state titles in the 100-meter dash and 300-yard high hurdles this season, about theme parks, majors and training for college.
WR Jehu Chesson has kept busy training for track and football.
WolverineNation: What do you think your weight will be as a senior?
Jehu Chesson: "210 pounds"
WN: What do you think will be the thing that’s most different about you by the time you graduate?
JC: "My network will be bigger because I’ll know more people. Hopefully, I’m bigger and my voice is deeper. That’s probably about it."
WN: What part of you will be the same?
JC: "The way I treat other people and carry myself."
WN: What are your expectations for yourself in the first year in football?
JC: "The overall goal is to go out and compete and do the best that I can do."
WN: What are you most looking forward to at Michigan?
JC: "Spending time with [Amara Darboh] and the other football players I’ve met up there, because they’re really fun."
WN: Over the past few months, what has your training regimen been?
JC: "If I have a track meet on Saturday, then we work out Monday through Friday from 2:30-5:30 p.m. And on Sundays we’ll recover for an hour and a half. We do sprints, and we lift weights on Mondays and Wednesdays. But in preseason for track and offseason for football, we were lifting almost every day."
Q: What have the coaches told you about what you might face your first year?
JC: "They’ve kind of given me advice to not be thrown off by my surroundings when I come in. It’s going to be a much bigger stage, but football is football and I should just keep on doing what I know how to do best, and that’s catching the ball and trying to score."
WN: What’s the one thing you’ll miss most about high school, if anything?
JC: "Definitely the block schedule we have that gives us two to three days to complete assignments."
WN: Do you have any bucket list items for your last month of summer?
JC: "No, not really. I want to go to a theme park called Six Flags and go on all the rollercoasters in the park, but I have more stuff that I want to do up there."
WN: Like what?
JC: "I’ve never pulled an all-nighter, but I’m pretty positive that at some point I’ll pull an all-nighter there. It’s not something I’m planning to do, but if need be, then I’ll do that. I’d also like to have a great game, you know, like having a great high school game but at the college level. I’d love to be able to score two or three touchdowns. That’s something I think about all the time and you just keep on envisioning it."