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One of the more unheralded athletes in the state of South Carolina is 2016 conerback/safety K.J. Chamberlain (Greenwood, S.C.) from Emerald High School.

DB K.J. Chamberlain Profile

Chamberlain has just recently picked up his first collegiate offers, but is looking to continue to build his reputation as he looks toward his senior year.

Chamberlain has made several visits to Tigertown and stopped by for the Orange and White game as Clemson wrapped up its spring practice. Chamberlain took some time to speak with CUTigers about his recent visit.

"It was a great visit. I got to talk to Coach (Mike) Reed about a couple of defensive schemes and what they would be running in a game," explained Chamberlain.

Part of the visit was spent talking to some players Chamberlain has grown very familiar with the last few years.

"I'm very close with Kaleb Chalmers and with Kelly Bryant - we've connected over time whenever we played them. I've played against Kelly for 3 years, and it's been great. I would love playing at the next level with those guys." Chamberlain continued saying, "They've told me about the educational system and what goes on before and after football."
R Chamberlain has recently received his first three offers from Miami (OH), Charlotte and Mercer, respectively, and he has enjoyed finally breaking through in his recruitment on some level. Chamberlain noted his excitement by saying, "It felt great knowing that all my hard work is finally paying off."

Despite holding offers from smaller schools, Chamberlain still has his sights set high for the next level of course.

Chamberlain previously had listed his top three schools as Clemson, South Carolina and Wake Forest, but he recently has had a shift atop his list of favorites.

"It's changed," said Chamberlain. "It's North Carolina, South Carolina and Clemson. At North Carolina I love how the coaches make you feel like you're at home. At Clemson I have chemistry with a lot of their players, and their facilities are great. And South Carolina has great coaches. Every school I've mentioned has a great educational system."

Chamberlain has been pretty specific in naming his leaders, but he's not all closing his recruitment off to other schools.

"I'm visiting Georgia this weekend, and I plan on attending a couple camps through the summer," explained Chamberlain.

Chamberlain has yet to be rated by Scout. He is listed at 6-foot-2, 194 and led the entire state of South Carolina with 14 interceptions in his junior season. Top Stories