One of the fastest rising prospects in Georgia at the moment is Rome (GA) defensive lineman Jamarcus Chatman. The big 6-foot-3 264-pounder led the Rome Wolves to a state championship this fall, and bring a ton of talent back for the 2017 season. After an impressive performance at Rising Seniors, Chatman’s recruitment has started to take off.
“I’ve earned recent offers from Miami, Florida State, Maryland, Minnesota, and Tennessee.” Chatman said.
While those are big offers, there are still a few schools Chatman wants to hear from including Alabama, Georgia, and Clemson. Chatman visited Alabama this past weekend, but did not pick up an offer. He junior visited Georgia recently as well, and was able to speak with some of the coaches.
“Georgia has been showing a lot of interest but they haven’t offered yet.” Chatman said. “They got a new defensive line coach in Tray Scott and he’s been showing interest in me and that he actually wants me. I first spoke with him a week after all my offers started rolling in which was in early February. We talked about how he was comparing me to some of his other defensive lineman that he’s coached and how he can’t wait to see me again in person and get me on campus again. He and head coach Kirby Smart treated me like family and want me to get back up there but it was a little disappointing that I left without an offer.”
Chatman has a teammate going through the process as well in Georgia commitment Adam Anderson.
“He talks to me a little bit about everything. I think he’s really locked in at Georgia.” Chatman said. “But we talk about the process a good bit.”
Chatman admitted he will be visiting Clemson this weekend, which is a school he’s wanted to hear from for a while now. Chatman will also be competing at the Opening Atlanta regional in late March. There he wants to showcase his ability to rush the passer, and become one of the top linemen in the region. Chatman admitted that he wants to get faster this offseason and work on getting off the ball quicker as well.
Chatman tweeted out recently that he’d like to make a decision soon, but an offer from Georgia or Clemson might switch things up. Expect more offers to keep coming his way in the future. Chatman is a four-star prospect and the fourth-ranked defensive end prospect in Georgia.