The future stars of Ohio State football officially begin their college careers, as standouts from all over the country put pens to their National Letters of Intent.
Steele Chambers can play wherever he wants – at least according to the Ohio State coaches.
The Chambers File
- Class: 2019
- Size: 6-foot-2, 215 pounds
- Pos: ATH
- School: Blessed Trinity Catholic (Roswell, GA)
- Composite Rating: ★★★★
- Composite Rank: 10 (ATH)
Ranked as the nation's No. 10 athlete and No. 112 player overall, Chambers was told he could play either offense or defense at Ohio State – a testament to his versatility and his athleticism.
“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.”
That decision is likely running back, at least to start. And he will absolutely bolster Ohio State's tail back stable, especially with Mike Weber on his way to the NFL.
Chambers rushed for over 1,000 yards in three-straight season in high school, finishing with 1,486 and 21 touchdowns on 213 as a sophomore, 1,301 yards and 23 touchdowns on 198 carries as a junior and 1,680 and 25 touchdowns on 234 carries as a senior.
He had over 5,000 all-purpose yards through four seasons in high school
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But even if he's not carry the ball, Chambers is a game breaker on defense. He shows a tremendous combination of instincts, physicality, speed that allows him to successfully cover in space and rush off the edge. He quickly diagnoses plays and has a nose for the ball.
His senior season, Chambers finished with 56 total tackles and nine tackles for a loss, including two sacks. He also added an interception and recovered a fumble. His sophomore season, he had an eye-popping four interceptions.
Wherever he plays, Chambers has the ability to impact the game. And now he'll do it in a Buckeye uniform.