Chambers the ultimate decoy?

If history is any indicator, Jackson's Craig Chambers should have a monster game against Shorewood this Friday. Why? Well, last year he only had three catches against Mountlake Terrace and then the next week went for 185 yards (against Shorewood) and the game winning touchdown on the final play of the game. Craig didn't get his season off to the start he wanted to as the Timberwolves beat Everett, but is that just the calm before the storm?

Chambers had a meager haul Friday, catching 2 passes against the Seagulls. "I had single coverage," he told I guess they just decided not to throw my way." He turned out to be a more-than-suitable decoy for Jackson Head Coach Joel Vincent, as Jason Morris and CJ Marsh were able to eat up big chunks of yardage on the ground. Don't expect Chambers to be held down for long Friday.

Perhaps part of the reason Vincent was reticent to throw Craig's way is that Chambers isn't quite one-hundred percent yet. "It feels fine but I know it's not one-hundred percent yet," Craig said of his ankle. "A month ago they said it would be three months before it would be back to one-hundred percent, so I'm two months away."

Tennessee, Washington and Washington State have called Chambers so far this September. "There was a number on my caller ID from Florida," he said. "I don't know which school. Florida, Florida State or must have been one of them."

Craig verbally committed to Washington very early in the recruiting process, and expects to set up an official visit very soon. "I haven't set one up yet, but probably soon," he said. "Coach (Keith) Gilbertson and Coach (Rick) Neuheisel have been calling. They are excited to be bringing me in. They've been saying some things...I don't know if I should believe them. They've been talking like I can come in and possibly play as a true freshman. Hopefully that's true."

He should be going to the Wyoming game this Saturday night, but won't know until the last minute. "We may have a Young Life retreat," Craig said. "I'm not sure if it's going to happen. If it doesn't, I'm going to the game."

While his ankle is on the mend, his commitment to the Huskies is not. "I'm one-hundred percent," he said about his pledge. "Washington would have to do something for me to back out. The coaches told me they were going to go after some receivers, so if they go get a bunch more that might cause me to think about it."

Craig got some good news last week. "I was nominated to play in the Army All-American game," he said. "The one on ESPN. I don't know if I'm playing, but if I get voted in I'm going to play. It's at the Alamodome in San Antonio. I have family in Texas, so that would be a lot of fun."

Current Husky Shelton Sampson played in last season's Army All-American game.

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