Finally Here

During the first day of fall camp on Saturday, O'Neill Chambers looked every bit as impressive as was expected. The freshman receiver has a very quick release and very soft hands. He also met the eye test as well, thanks to his impressive size.

During the first day of fall camp on Saturday, O'Neill Chambers looked every bit as impressive as was expected. The freshman receiver has a very quick release and very soft hands. He also met the eye test as well, thanks to his impressive size.

"It was a new experience," said Chambers of his first practice as a Cougar. "It's pretty close to the same plays and routes as what I ran in high school."

Chambers received a lot of help from fellow receivers Michael Reed and Austin Collie. "I am thankful for those two. I thank God that they are willing to help me because they don't have to help me like they did. I definitely look up to them right now."

Chambers' ability to run after the catch was put on display when he caught a hitch pass and was able to make a series of moves that then moved the sticks. The smile on his face after practice showed how excited he is to finally be in Provo and, most of all, to be on the practice field.

"I didn't sleep really well last night," said Chambers on Saturday. "I was too excited to sleep. I knew that we had to be up at 5 a.m. to hike to the Y, so I couldn't sleep. I thought about it so much that I actually had a dream about running up to the Y."

Chambers looked very calm during interviews, and he seems like a very solid young man. When asked about the most surprising part of practice, Chambers thought for a bit, then said, "Nothing really surprising. I guess I wasn't really prepared for how fast practice goes. That's going take some getting used to."

One thing was pretty evident was that this is a young man that is ready to be here, and he wants to be here.

"I've been trying to get here since May," said Chambers. "I was able to come work out for a little while in June, but I couldn't wait to get here! It's a relief to be here. I just want to thank God for the opportunity to be here."

He is finally here! Next objective for O'Neill Chambers: get ready for August 30.


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