University of Louisville Class of 2017 Football Class: Signed OL Caleb Chandler

University of Louisville Class of 2017 Football Class: Signed OL Caleb Chandler. Cardinal Authority takes a closer look at the Cardinals signee.

BIO: Ranked as the No. 25 offensive guard in the country, Caleb Chandler guided his team to the Class 4-A state semifinals as a senior. He was named All-State for two years and helped his team to a 38-5 record and three state quarterfinals appearances during his varsity career. Was named All-Region by the Atlanta newspaper and was named Player of the Game twice.

LEAD RECRUITER: Chris Klenakis/Mike Summers

RECRUITMENT: Chandler picked the Cardinals over Florida but had 30 total offers, including Georgia Tech, Miami, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Oregon, Virginia Tech and West Virginia.

WHY U OF L: Chandler was high on the Cardinals and then Mike Summers was hired as the new offensive line coach and Chandler said "both of my guys, it's the spot for me," referring to Summers and Chris Klenakis. Both guys recruited him.

EVALUATION: Chandler is an offensive tackle in high school, but his highest ceiling may be at guard on the next level. He is a finisher. Chandler loves to finisher his blocks and to put his opponent in the dirt. He has very good quickness off the ball and he really can fire off the ball low with good pad level. He can get to the next level and he flashes good agility for an offensive lineman. He does a good job of keeping his feet moving and driving opponents backwards. -

QUOTABLE: "I absolutely love both of those guys," Chandler said of his two recruiters.  "I think it's huge that we'll have both of them to learn from. It's the place for me."

BOTTOM LINE: Chandler and Cole Bentley give the Cardinals two of the top 25 guards in the class. He should be able to come in right away and compete for a starting spot.

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