Tech gets commit from Home-grown Star.

<b>Travis Chambers</b> is a local player from Chamblee, that has cast his lot with the Yellow Jackets.

Travis Chambers is a commitment to Georgia Tech that fans can sink their teeth into. He's a terrific player; he's at a position of need, and he's from the state of Georgia.

"He's been thinking about it for a while," said Head Coach Wade Beale. "I think he thinks he has a chance to play a little bit earlier at Georgia Tech than at some other places."

When it was mentioned that Tech's location could not have hurt their chances, Coach Beale laughed.

"Yeah, his mom was real happy about his decision."

"He's a dominating player, he can take charge of the game defensively and he has been dominating for us. We've been real lucky to have him for four years."

Coach Beale shared a good story about Chambers with the Touchdown Club of Atlanta last week where Travis was being honored as the Lineman (linebackers count as lineman for that award) of the Week."

"When I got to Chamblee, I went home after my first day and told my wife, 'Honey, I think this may have been a mistake. I've never been around a group of players that would not hit anyone like this one.' Travis came to spring practice as an 8th grader, and he quickly transformed the mentality of our entire team."

Chambers is a pure football player with great strength and toughness. He will go sideline to sideline, and he will play hurt. Last season he didn't miss a game after breaking a bone in his hand and playing with a big soft cast.

He is a member of the Georgia Hot 100 ranked in the Top 50 players in the State, and he is a big home-grown commitment for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.


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