AT COLORADO: This Season (Fr.)—Projected as a wide receiver his true freshman year in college.
HIGH SCHOOL—He earned All-Midlands Region honors from PrepStar and All-Southwest Region honors from SuperPrep as a senior, when he was also named first-team All-State and first-team All-District. SuperPrep ranked him as the No. 106 overall in the state of Texas (the 14th ranked receiver); Scout.com ranked him as the No. 76 receiver in the nation, while Rivals.com pegged him in the No. 79 slot. As a junior, he was also named first-team All-State and was a first-team All-District selection both as a sophomore and junior. A three-year letterman in football, he caught 32 passes for 830 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior; he missed four games due to injury otherwise he would have likely had a 1,000-yard season. He also helped out on defense, playing cornerback at times, making three interceptions. He had 27 receptions for 785 yards and nine touchdowns as a junior, which followed up a sophomore season in which he tallied 22 catches for 450 yards and four TD’s. His top game as a senior came in a 49-8 win over Elysian Fields, as he had five receptions for 186 yards and three touchdowns; another top game was during his junior year in a 55-2 win over Central, when he had six receptions for 150 yards and three scores. Under head coach Andy Evans, Tatum went 42-4 during Blackmon’s three year tenure: his senior team went 13-2, losing to Farmersville 27-24 in the 2A Division I state championship game; his junior team also went 13-2, capturing the state title by beating Littlefield 32-14; his sophomore team was undefeated (16-0), winning the state championship by beating Hutto 38-34. He also lettered in track (relays).
ACADEMICS—He is interested in dentistry or business as possible majors at Colorado.
PERSONAL—Born September 9, 1989 in Longview, Texas. He enjoys playing video games and pick-up basketball; he owns a 38-inch vertical jump that’s beneficial in both football and hoops. He has aspirations of becoming a high school football coach. Full first name is Chancellor.