Blessed Trinity (Roswell, Georgia) athlete Steele Chambers visited Stanford Saturday for the UCLA game. It was the second visit to Stanford for one of the most productive two-way players in the 2019 class.
Stanford offered Chambers as an inside linebacker more than a month after he excelled at Stanford’s June 20 camp. While Chambers admitted that the wait for an offer from one of his top schools was frustrating at times, he messaged to Cardinal Sports Report that he respects that Stanford sticks to their process.
“I understand now that they are extremely selective and when they offer that means they really want you,” he said. “I appreciate them doing a full evaluation of my game before making the offer.”
With the relief of knowing he had an offer, Chambers made his way back to The Farm, where he noticed a difference from the camp and junior day experience in June.
“I felt a lot more at ease on campus my second visit,” he said. “It felt familiar and everyone on the staff seemed to remember me from camp. Instead of having to reintroduce myself I was just building on the relationship. My only wish was that I could have stayed longer.”
— Steele Chambers (@steelechambers) September 24, 2017
Given it was a game day there wasn’t as much of an opportunity to talk to coaches as there is during a junior day. But there were highlights from the day leading up to the game. Chambers offered his opinion about the newest addition to the campus tour, the Home of Champions.
“When I first walked in my first impression was, 'Wait, I have never seen this before,'” he said. “When I was on campus this summer it was under construction. It was very impressive.”
An ongoing discussion with the Stanford coaches is where Chambers will play in college. The Cardinal see an athletic linebacker who can cover a lot of ground with the same skill set that has made him a highly sought after running back.
Chambers said Stanford is still evaluating him as an option on offense. When he watched Bryce Love leave Bruins falling behind him time and again his takeaway was he could bring a different element as a power back.
He listed Michigan, Michigan State, South Carolina, Miss State, Wisconsin and Oregon State as his most prominent offers to play running back. He added that Georgia Tech, Oklahoma State, and Ohio State are recruiting him to play on offense but have yet to offer.
Another consideration for Chambers is he is interested in playing baseball in college. Chambers actually has a baseball connection with fellow Georgian DJ Turner, who also visited Stanford for the UCLA game and has an offer. Turner is a 2019 defensive back and they used to play against each on the baseball diamond.
Whether Chambers joins the recent list of Tyler Gaffney, Toby Gerhart and others to play football and baseball is still to be determined. But the Cardinal seem to be very much in the mix for one of the best athletes in 2019.