Georgia Tight End with Offers, Lists Favorites

Woodstock, Ga.--<b>Tripp Chandler</b> and his Woodstock High teammates had a great start to their season last Friday night as they took home a big win to get the season rolling. Chandler talks about Woodstock's big night as well as the teams recruiting him and who he is most interested in.

"We beat our big rival Etowah. They about a mile away from us and we have been big rivals with them," Chandler explains. "But, we haven't beat them in five years, and we beat them the other night. It was a good game.

"I caught the game-winning touchdown with about 52 seconds left," the big tight end adds. "We won 21-14."

The six-foot-five, 235-pounder, who had two catches in the game for 37 yards, still holds offers from Clemson, Georgia Tech and Ball State, but says he is getting a lot of attention from SEC schools Georgia, Auburn and Arkansas.

The senior adds that the Bulldogs will be paying him some extra attention this weekend. "Coach Johnson, the tight end coach from Georgia, is coming to see me play on Friday night when we play Kell, and I am going over to Athens for the game on Saturday."

Chandler currently lists five favorites and says they are all relatively even. "Auburn, Georgia, Clemson, Georgia Tech and Florida," he says top his list. "They are all pretty much even, but Clemson and Tech they do standout because I have offers from them. I loved it at Clemson, but it was just because it was an awesome campus. But, what I loved about Clemson, Georgia has it, Auburn has it and so does Florida, and that was the college town atmosphere. "

He also notes that he is planning on making the rounds on Saturday's this fall to check out some college football. "I mean, I will make my trips this season," Chandler says. "I will be out at Auburn. I will be up at Clemson. I'll be out again just like I have been all summer."

The mobile tight end, who says he will take all five of his official visits before making a final decision, explains that hitting the summer football camps was a big key for him. "Getting out to the summer camps is what really got my name out there," Chandler says. "It was those camps where they could really see me run and really see me catch. That is when my name really started to get out a little bit." Top Stories