ON LOCATION: Kaleb Chalmers

GREENWOOD - The day before the Orange and White spring game, Clemson sent an offer out to Greenwood sophomore cornerback Kaleb Chalmers.

The offer came in on Friday, April 12, courtesy of defensive backs coach Mike Reed. Chalmers was in Clemson the next day for his first visit to Tigertown as a recruit.

"They've got nice facilities. I like the coaches. It's a good program. I was very impressed with their program, academics and stuff like that. They've got good coaches," he told CUTigers at Greenwood High School last week.

Chalmers added, "Getting my first offer from a school I kind of like and it's an instate school, it's pretty big."

What was the message from Reed and the rest of coaches while he was visiting?

"First, it was academics, but I already knew that. Then, we got to see the practice facility and they were just talking about how they liked my film."

This summer, Chalmers will hit up a few Clemson camps. He'll visit Georgia for Dawg Night and Clemson for the Dabo Swinney Football Camp.

So far, the 5-foot-11, 175-pound prospect has heard from Clemson and Georgia. Moving forward, he hopes to receive contact from North Carolina and South Carolina, too.

"I would like to go to school kind of closer to home," Chalmers said.

Over the last few years, he's followed South Carolina closely. He knows D.J. Swearinger, who's also from Greenwood.

As a sophomore, Chalmers had five interceptions at safety for Greenwood. Clemson likes him as a cornerback.

"He will probably also play some quarterback for us, may end up being our starting quarterback," Greenwood head coach Gene Cathcart said. "A tremendous player, great upside. Made huge plays in big games, had a huge interception against Irmo. Had a huge interception in the state championship game, set up a huge touchdown for us.

"Just a very gifted player, great grades, great character."

Chalmers has also qualified for the Upper State track meet in both the long jump and high jump.

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