Chambers Begins Official Visits

Wide receiver recruit O'Neill Chambers is off this weekend for his first official recruiting visit. Chambers is off to Purdue University, where he'll be shown around and treated like royalty as he begins the process of deciding where to sign. He's set for three official visits, including this weekend's trip to Purdue.

"I'm excited," said O'Neill Chambers about his coming visit. "It's going to be great to get around and see these schools up close. I'm interested in Purdue and what they have to offer."

What Purdue does offer is an excellent math and engineering program, which Chambers is very much interested in, stating that a good math program will be inherent in the school he eventually chooses to sign with and attend.

"I love math and want to be an engineer," said Chambers. "It's probably the most important thing for me, so yeah, I definitely want to go to a school with a good math program."

Chambers will follow up his visit to Purdue with scheduled trips to BYU on January 11, and a newly set up trip to Florida on January 18. While he's been offered by just about every SEC school out there, Florida recently came in strong, offering Chambers a scholarship on Thursday.

"They really pressured me to commit right then when they called," said Chambers. "I like Florida. They're one of my top three schools right now, but I didn't commit. I set up a trip and I'll for sure look at them hard, but I'm not ready to commit right now."

Chambers listed BYU, South Carolina and Florida as his current favorites. He knows what he wants and will make his decision accordingly.

"I want to play for an up-and-coming program," said Chambers. "I want to play for a school that is on the rise that will get better and better while I'm there. I also want to play in an offensive spread-system like I play in at my high school."

Chambers is a 6-foot-3-inch, 205-pound wide receiver from Harmony, Florida. Four games into the prep season, he has already surpassed his receiving yardage mark from a year ago. So far, Chambers has tallied 11 catches for 310 yards and four touchdowns. He also returns kicks for his high school and has returned two for scores.

"On a lot of those passes, they're sort of shovel passes that I take a long way and often score," said Chambers. "I'm very good in the open field and can make short passes into long passes."

Chambers will likely finish out his final year of high school without committing to anyone, as he wants to carefully weigh all of his options, take his trips and then decide.

"I have a lot of offers out there," said Chambers. "LSU is another school who has shown a lot of attention and they might even offer here soon, so I really don't know right now. I do know what I want in a school though, and we'll just see which school meets what I want best."


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