By Hale McGranahan.
Hoping to get an early start to their college careers, almost all of Clemson’s 2015 commitments will enroll in January. Over the next few weeks, TheClemsonInsider will take an individual look at each player who will arrive next month.
4-star CB (247) 3-Star CB (Scout, Rivals)
His Background. Clemson became Chalmers’ first offer when Mike Reed pulled the trigger in April of 2013. Several others soon followed, including South Carolina where his cousin, D.J. Swearinger, played college ball. Because of that connection, some assumed that Chalmers would follow. About a year to the date after Clemson offered, Chalmers committed to Dabo Swinney at the Orange and White spring game.
Quick Analysis. Physically, Chalmers has some room to grow, but he’s got a good frame, so there’s plenty of reason to believe that he’ll develop into a solid cornerback. What stands out the most to us about Chalmers is his arm length. He’s also got fluid hips and nice ball skills, so the tools are there to be a solid cover cornerback. The state doesn’t produce a ton of cornerback prospects, so landing a guy like Chalmers from a program like Greenwood is a nice get by Clemson.
This Spring. Since Chalmers will arrive in January, he’ll have a chance to make an impression on Reed and Brent Venables, to fill the vacancy left behind by Garry Peters. But there are plenty of other candidates set to compete for the job opposite of Mackensie Alexander: Cordrea Tankersley, Adrian Baker, Marcus Edmond and Ryan Carter.