Cameron Chambers is still a month away from the start of his junior year at Erial (N.J.) Timber Creek, but his thoughts on recruiting haven’t changed much in his though process for the last three years.
The class of 2016 four-star receiver is set to choose Friday from a top five of Michigan State, Michigan, Ohio State, Wisconsin and Alabama. The only change to his top five in the last few months is the insertion of Alabama in place of Penn State, and the constant has been the Big Ten.
A time for the announcement is not yet set.
“When he was in eighth grade he was liking a certain number of schools, and here it is three years later and the same schools are still there,” Timber Creek coach Rob Hinson said. “These were the schools he always wanted to go to, and it was a matter of whether other schools could knock them off the pedestal, and I guess by those guys still being there, no schools have come and knocked them off the pedestal.”
Chambers told Scout.com in June he “always liked the Big Ten,” and wanted a school in which he could graduate from in three years, and use his fourth year to work on his master’s degree.
The 6-foot-3, 200-pound Chambers is the No. 196 ranked prospect in his class, and he is coming off a sophomore season in which he made 57 catches for 1,196 yards and 12 touchdowns, and that was as the secondary receiver, behind Pittsburgh freshman Adonis Jennings.
Schools view Chambers’ combination of size and speed (he was a member of New Jersey’s Meet of Champions 4X100 relay team) as something they can exploit via matchups.
“Most of them want him to play ‘x’ and will try to get him isolated, and stuff like that,” Hinson said. “Some of the schools would like to move him around. But most of them like him as the ‘x’ receiver for one-on-one matchups if they can (get) it.”