2019 is still a good ways away, but the Georgia Bulldogs have made it clear that age doesn't matter when it comes to recruiting. The Bulldogs have one commit in the 2019 class, and have offered multiple others. Another sophomore with a chance to receive a Georgia offer soon is Steele Chambers. Chambers is a tremendous athlete who starts on both offense and defense for his 8-2 Titans. Vanderbilt was the first school to offer, and I've been told the Bulldogs are showing serious interest in the 6-foot-1 200-pound sophomore. Chambers was in Athens earlier this year to watch the Bulldogs take on the rival Volunteers.
"I visited Georgia earlier this year for the Tennessee game, and that was the last time I spoke with their coaches." Chambers said. "I've also visited Clemson, Alabama, and LSU. I'm headed to Nore Dame in a couple of weeks. They have visited my school multiple times."
On offense, Chambers has had a ton of success at running back so far this season, rushing the ball 157 times for 1154 yards and 17 touchdowns. He also starts at safety, and has totaled 57 tackles so far this season. Cahmbers admitted that schools are recruiting him to play on both sides of the ball.
"My Vanderbilt offer is at safety because I got it as a freshman and started at safety as a freshman." Chambers said. "Georgia running backs coach Dell McGee is recruiting me to play running back. I'm open to either one. I just want to play football I don't care where on the field."
Steele only has the Vanderbilt offer at the moment, but programs across the country are showing serious interest, reaching out to him, and inviting him to games. There are a few schools right now that stand out among the rest.
"My dad played for FSU and I have always liked them but they are not high on my list of top schools." Chambers said. "Stanford is #1 on my list right now and Georgia is my #2. My mom really liked Georgia so an offer from UGA right now would be huge for me. I have a great relationship with coach McGee and head coach Kirby Smart. I first met him last year on a visit to Alabama."
Chambers is also a tremendous baseball player. When we spoke, he made it clear he wants to go to a school that will allow him to play both sports.
"My true passion is on the football field, but I want to play baseball as well." Chambers said. "I have visited Auburn and LSU for baseball. A big part of selecting a school is making sure the two programs are ok with me being a multi-sport athlete, as well as a school that has very good programs in both of the sports. My current offer to Vanderbilt would give me that."
Chambers is still young, but he's already enjoying the process, and trying to visit schools across the country.
"I will be visiting USC, UCLA, Stanford, and Oregon this spring on a trip out west. I would love to stay in the south but will go to whichever program that wants me the most." Chambers said.
On film, Chambers runs hard and shows good strength. He's tough to bring down, and has good vision as well. He has the ability to run someone over as well as make a guys miss. On defense, Chambers finds a way to make plays. He hits hard, and shows good ball skills as a defensive back. Expect to hear more and more about this talented sophomore in the near future.