Jefferson (Ga.) offensive lineman Caleb Chandler recently expressed his interest in taking more visits, so his announcement Tuesday that he is re-opening his recruitment shouldn't come as a complete surprise.
The 6-foot-5, 300-pound offensive lineman, who is ranked as the No. 21 overall guard in 2017, committed to Iowa State on June 19 following a weekend visit to Ames. The Cyclones had long made Chandler a top priority and his visit to campus sealed the deal after months of constant communication with Matt Campbell and Tom Manning.
Still, Chandler had hopes to visit other potential suitors, including official visits this fall, making his commitment complicated. Iowa State remains a top option for Chandler with his recruitment re-opened and he plans to visit Ames this fall. The Cyclones, who currently have four offensive linemen in this class, will continue to push for Chandler as well as a select group of other top high school offensive linemen.
Chandler's top options now include Florida, Virginia Tech, Louisville, Mississippi State and Georgia Southern in addition to Iowa State. The Cyclones currently have 16 committed prospects in the 2017 class.