On Monday, Clemson extended a scholarship offer to four-star athlete Steele Chambers.
The 2019 prospect from Roswell (Ga.) Blessed Trinity wasn’t expecting the big news.
“It was a surprise when my coach called me into his office,” Chambers told The Clemson Insider. “Clemson has come to visit me many times, but this time it was different. They were calling for me to be asked out of class and call them on the phone. I was very happy because Clemson is a great program and close to home. I really like coach Dabo.”
Chambers (6-2, 215) plays both ways for his team. Through nine games this season, the junior has accounted for more than 1,000 all-purpose yards, including 870 rushing, and 14 rushing touchdowns. Defensively, he has recorded 40 tackles, two tackles for loss, two forced fumbles and an interception.
Clemson evaluated Chambers on both sides of the ball, but offered him as a linebacker.
“That is my current defensive position,” he said. “I have most of my offers at running back from some huge programs, but Clemson has always seen me fitting more into their defensive scheme.”
Chambers visited Clemson for the Auburn game on Sept. 9, and the Tigers are hoping to get him back on campus this season.
“They said they were very impressed with my film so far from this season and wanted me to make another visit to the campus and program,” Chambers said of what he has heard from the coaches.
Chambers carries over a dozen offers, including ones from Michigan, Michigan State, Mississippi State, Ohio State, South Carolina, Stanford, Tennessee and Wisconsin.
Clemson is in a strong position for the Peach State standout.
“Clemson has always been in my top three even before an offer was ever in sight,” Chambers said. “I love the town and the people.”
Along with Clemson, Chambers has been to South Carolina, Georgia Tech and Stanford this season. He is set to visit Ohio State on Saturday and said he will try to catch another game at Clemson.
As a sophomore last season, Chambers tallied 74 tackles and six interceptions. He also ran for 1,486 yards and 21 touchdowns.