Ohio State landed a surprising commitment when Roswell, Georgia, Blessed Trinity Catholic four-star athlete Steele Chambers pledged his services to the Buckeyes on Wednesday night.
The Chambers File
- Class: 2019
- Size: 6-foot-2, 215 pounds
- Pos: ATH
- School: Blessed Trinity Catholic (Roswell, GA)
- Composite Rating: ★★★★
- Composite Rank: 29 (ATH)
The 6-foot-2, 215-pound Chambers is considered the 29th-best athlete and No. 340 prospect overall in the Class of 2019. He picked Ohio State over more than two dozen other offers from programs such as Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Georgia, LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, Penn State and Stanford.
The Buckeyes offered Chambers a scholarship last October, and he made his first trip to campus just a few weeks later for the 39-38 win over the Nittany Lions.
“It was great,” Chambers told Eleven Warriors. “The game day traditions are like nothing I have ever seen before. The energy is really high.”
That weekend, he spent a considerable amount of time with defensive coordinator Greg Schiano and former assistant coordinator Kerry Coombs. They didn’t talk much about football, but rather life afterward.
“The most important thing I learned is about the Real Life Wednesday program that coach [head coach Urban] Meyer has started,” Chambers said. “It's a great way to get you set up for life after football.”
That resonated with Chambers, who returned to campus again to view a spring practice in late March. He and his family also toured the facilities; met the dean of the business school; and had dinner on Good Friday with Meyer, Schiano, running backs coach Tony Alford and linebackers coach Bill Davis.
“I had an awesome time meeting with the staff,” Chambers said. “The coaches provided me with their evaluation and, basically, it’s up to me to decide if I want to play offense or defense. I have a spot on both sides of the ball. That’s what I need to decide on now.”
Chambers becomes the sixth member of Ohio State's Dynasty '19 recruiting class, joining Indiana four-star running back Sampson James, West Virginia four-star offensive tackle Doug Nester, New Jersey four-star athlete “Rocket” Ronnie Hickman and Mentor teammates, four-star defensive end Noah Potter and three-star offensive tackle Ryan Jacoby.
Chambers wasn’t expected to make a decision on his future before the start of his senior season, as he was focused on a busy spring schedule that includes high school and travel baseball. But with Alford in town thanks to the Spring Evaluation Period, he made his intentions known on Wednesday evening.