Ohio defensive tackle Tyrone Chambers didn't want to miss out on a chance to play for PJ Fleck and Minnesota

Ohio defensive tackle Tyrone Chambers didn't want to miss out on a chance to play for PJ Fleck and Minnesota, and he goes in-depth on his Gophers commitment.


"I didn't want to risk not getting a spot to play for coach P.J. Fleck at Minnesota," Ohio defensive tackle Tyrone Chambers explained to GopherIllustrated. "Coach Fleck is someone I want to play for, and I want to commit to. I was already committed to him at Western Michigan, so when he offered me at Minnesota last night, I wanted to take some time to talk it over with my family before flipping to the Gophers. Coach Fleck was telling me last night how they were looking at some other defensive tackles and wanted to make sure I was offered and pursued before them, so I wanted to make sure I could be in with Fleck. I've never heard coach Fleck so excited as he was tonight when I called him to commit."


"I just love coach Fleck's energy and the type of person he is on and off the field," Chambers told GopherIllustrated. "I've been building a relationship with him for a long time and I know he's a sincere person that actually cares about me. I know how he treats his players, and that makes me want to play for him. I also want the chance to play early, and coach Fleck was telling me I'll have that at Minnesota. They're graduating some seniors and he said I'll get my shot to prove myself in camp, and that's all I want. I think what makes me a good defensive tackle is the way I fire off the ball, and I have good hands and quick feet."

Having the chance to have his family come see him play was also a part of Chambers decision. 

"My family was good with my decision to go to Minnesota, as they'll be able to come see me play when we play Penn State, Michigan State or Ohio State, as it's only a four hour drive from my house," Chambers said. "Playing in the Big Ten also means a lot as that's a goal I've been striving for growing up in Ohio, and I've completed that tonight. I am still planning on taking my official visit to Ole Miss, and I'm working on setting the one up to Minnesota with coach Fleck. I want Gopher fans to know that I'm coming to fight for early playing time."

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