Lee Chambers Talks Recruiting

Coffeeville High School running back Lee Chambers, despite being a Mississippi State commitment, continues to hear from several major programs in college football.

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"I've talked to coaches from Louisville, Miami, South Carolina, Southern Miss and Mississippi State," said Lee, who has scholarship offers from those five as well as other major college programs such as Tennessee, Michigan, Florida State and Alabama . "Miami's coach came to see me play (Friday) night. Mississippi State's coaches have also come to see me play."

At one time Lee mentioned to me that he wasn't going to talk to coaches due to his commitment to Mississippi State. Obviously that has changed. He explained the reason why.

"My mom wants me to keep my options open," he said. "She wants the publicity for me and she wants me to keep my options open just in case there is a better opportunity for me."

Does he plan on taking any official visits?

"I'm going to take my (official) visits," said Lee, although at this time he has none scheduled.

Despite the interest in other schools, Lee still has Mississippi State way out front of everybody else.

"I've loved Mississippi State from the first time I went there in the spring," he noted. "There's still a 90% chance that I'll sign with Mississippi State."

Lee also provided his mom's thoughts about Mississippi State?

"My mom loves Mississippi State, too, but she just wants me to keep my options open in case there's a better place for me," said Lee.

Several Mississippi State fans have expressed concern that some of Mississippi State's commitments might be reconsidering their commitment to MSU after their 0-3 start this season. Lee spoke about that concern.

"It wouldn't matter to me if Mississippi State was 3-0 instead of 0-3, I would like them the same," said Lee.

Plus, like any talented player, he has great self-confidence in his ability to help a program.

"I know I can come in and help them turn it around," noted Lee.

And considering that he rushed for 187 yards and 3 touchdowns Friday night, despite nursing a separated shoulder that he suffered a week ago, Lee has the ability and mental toughness to back up those words.

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