Defensive Play Impresses Chalmers

Greenwood High School (SC) defensive back Kaleb Chalmers and his teammates are preparing for their first playoff game this weekend. Last weekend the junior recruit visited Georgia Tech for their game with Pittsburgh.

Profile - Kaleb Chalmers

Kaleb made the trip to Atlanta with his mom and both had a good time. "Everyone treated us like we were family and we thoroughly enjoyed our time there. The coaches, players, and Georgia Tech commits all made us feel welcome."

While on the visit, Kaleb and his mom toured the campus and spent time looking at the football facilities. "I talked to Coach (Mike) Sewak, my recruiting coach, Coach (Ted) Roof, Coach (Joe) Speed, and Coach (Paul) Johnson."

The Tech coaches had looked at Chalmers film and loved the way he played tight man coverage. "Coach Johnson said that I had an offer and that if I wanted to come to Georgia Tech, I had a real good chance to come in and get early playing time." Tech will be looking to replace several defensive backs that are graduating over the next few years. "I liked hearing him say all of that."

Witnessing the atmosphere at the game was Kaleb's favorite part of the trip. "The play of the defense really stood out to me." Kaleb also liked the campus, it's proximity to Atlanta, and the fact that it's not too far from home.

The Tech staff is recruiting Kaleb as a cornerback. "That is what I play in high school and I like the position a lot."

The offer from Tech gives Kaleb seven offers. Among that group Chalmers feels that Clemson, North Carolina, Duke, Tennessee, Wake Forest, Notre Dame, Mississippi State, and Ole Miss have been paying him the most attention. "Georgia Tech has really picked up their contact and mailings to me and are right there with those schools more and more each day."

The next visit for Kaleb looks to be to the Clemson-South Carolina game. Kaleb is also planning on returning to Georgia Tech for their Junior Day and spring practice.

Early playing time will be one of the factors, when Kaleb makes his college choice, along with academics. "I feel if I earn it, I'd like to play as soon as I can." Chalmers is also looking for a school that is a good fit.


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