A little over a week ago we introduced you to 2016 Emerald S/CB K.J. Chamberlain. The 6'2 194 pound prospect leads the state in interceptions with 11 and given his stats the past couple of seasons matched with his physical prowess he appears on the fast track to being one of the state's top prospects in 2016.
During our intro story with him last week Chamberlain revealed that South Carolina was "an early favorite" of his and wouldn't you know it, South Carolina invited him for a visit this past weekend as they hosted South Alabama. We caught up with Chamberlain following his trip to Columbia to see how things went.
"The South Carolina visit was good! I got a chance to talk to some of the coaches. They said they watched my highlights and that they would see me again soon. I didn't know every coach but know I spoke with the defensive backs coach though."
The Emerald star says along with be able to meet some of the Gamecocks' coaches he got a chance to stand on the sidelines while the team warmed up and got good seats to watch the game.
Being that the in-state Gamecocks are one of his favorites early on how did he rate the visit? And did the visit to Columbia help keep that sentiment true for him afterwards?
"I would say a 9 out of 10. Yes sir, it made me believe that they are starting to show interest in me."
"We took a bad loss to A.C. Flora in the 3rd round of the playoffs. The offense couldn't move the ball and the defense couldn't get off the field in the 2nd half. I didn't get much action my way. Everything was to the sidelines and I got moved to cornerback and everything then went to the other side away from me."
The 2016 standout had a stellar junior season leading the state in interceptions and he recalled his final season stats for us.
"I had 11 interceptions (one pick-six), 56 tackles, 4 punt blocks, 1 blocked field goal, 6 receptions for 167 yards and 2 touchdowns, 6 kick returns for 163 yards, and 4 pass break ups."
With his junior season highlights complete now expect a ton of schools to start recruiting Chamberlain. We've already spoken with quite a few coaches after his intro last week and he's jumped to near the top of their lists in the 2016 class. Stay tuned...
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