Rated: He is a four-star prospect, ninth-ranked defensive end in the South, 24th-ranked in the country and the No. 278 prospect overall.
Scouting report: Chatman is powerful football player.
He is explosive off the ball and has good overall athleticism. Chatman anticipates well and changes directions fluidly. He is very strong, physical and does a nice job using his hands to shed blockers.
The Rome standout plays fast, but under control. He shows good range and can play sideline to sideline when needed. Chatman takes good angles and closes quickly on the ball.
Chatman is also versatile. He is very effective against the run and pass. In fact, there are many times where he completely destroys the play before it gets started.
Final Thought: Not only did LSU land Chatman on Saturday, but they also secured commitments from teammates Adam Anderson and Jaquon Griffin. It was huge day for the Tigers and made one of the top recruiting classes in the country even better.
Defensive lineman of Chatman's caliber are tough to find at the high school level. He is much more advanced physically than many rising seniors. His combination of size, speed and power are rare.
He also gives LSU options. Chatman can play defensive end, but could also grown into defensive tackle. He will be able to play either at a very high level.
Like nearly all high school defensive linemen, Chatman could benefit from a redshirt season. However, he is extremely talented and will be tough to keep off the field next fall.
If he stays healthy and continues to develop, he will become a multi-year starter and force for Tigers' defense.