Chambers Impressed With Georgia
Shawnee Mission (KS) West offensive tackle Austin Chambers made the trip to Atlanta for the Nike Football Training Camp earlier this month. During his first visit to SEC country, he also made his first visit to Georgia. The Kansas prospect came away impressed with the Bulldogs. "It was a lot of fun," Chambers said of his time in Athens. "I was able to see all the facilities when they took me on a tour. It's a really beautiful campus down there. Their facilities, from the weight room to the practice fields, are just awesome. Just that SEC experience, it doesn't get bigger when it comes to football gameday." The All-State, All-League, and All-Metro blocker is one of the top offensive line prospects in the Kansas City area. Measuring in at the NFTC at 6-foot-5, 297-pounds, Chambers is an intriguing mix of size and athleticism. The three-year varsity basketball player possesses good lateral quickness and agility, uses his hands well, and mans the tackle spot with a nasty disposition. "It was interesting," he said of the tour. "The weight room, they have a big lineup of three rows of ten punching bags. They have an ex-MMA guy that does training on top of their other training stuff. I thought that was really interesting." The Kansas lineman toured the Georgia campus with Daryl Jones, the Bulldogs' Director of On Campus Recruiting. "Coach Jones, the head recruiter, was the coach I was with all day," he said of the Georgia assistant. "He has viewed my film and sent it to their O-line coach. They've viewed my film and are familiar with me, but they haven't finished grading it yet." Chambers said the Georgia staff likes him as a prospect, and is encouraging him to camp in Athens this summer. "They want me to come back for camp. They really want me to come to camp, see me work, and work with me." Chambers holds a pair of early offers from Kansas and BYU. He impressed last summer during a camp at Oklahoma, and has drawn interest from Nebraska and Tennessee. All three have invited him to their respective camps. "Right now, we're still trying to plan my summer," he said. "I feel like I'm getting pulled in a hundred different directions. We're still trying to decide on what, when, and how." The talented junior left Athens impressed with what he saw of the Bulldogs. His family appears to be sold already. "Walking out, my mom, she was like ‘I wanna go play football for Georgia,'" he said, laughing. "My little sister is telling all her friends she's a Georgia fan. They definitely liked it, which I thought was pretty funny."
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