April 19, 2012

No rush for Chambers

Taylor Chambers is comfortable at Wake Forest, the only school to offer him a scholarship, but the Columbia (SC) Irmo offensive tackle does not want to leave any stone unturned.

The 6-foot-8, 305-pounder will make a pit stop in Winston-Salem on his way up [Friday] or back [Sunday] from an unofficial visit to Virginia.

"My dad has never seen it [Wake Forest], so I kind of want to be out there with my dad for a little bit just so he can check it all out and they can meet him," Chambers said.

"I definitely like Wake's campus a lot, because it's small, but it's big at the same time. It has a small town feel, but at the same time it's not too small. For one thing it's very similar to how Irmo is where I live, because it's kind of like a community in itself and it's near a bigger city like Winston-Salem is to Columbia."

This weekend's jaunt to Charlottesville will be the first time Chambers has ever been to UVA.

"They [Virginia] actually called my coach," Chambers said. "It's the first time that I'd ever had any contact with them, and they said they had watched my film and that they were very interested and potentially would offer if I came up and visited."

Chambers believes a second offer, especially from another ACC school, would get the ball rolling in his recruitment.

Lately he has spent a significant amount of time at South Carolina, which is only about 20 minutes from where he lives. He has also made recent trips to Duke, NC State and North Carolina, and said he is still interested in all three.

Chambers and his family plan to visit Athens this summer.

"My dad and I are both pretty excited about that," Chambers said. "Both of my parents went to Georgia, and my dad grew up in Georgia."

"I never really had a favorite, but if you were to ask me what my favorite team was I would most likely say Georgia when I was younger. I visited up there in the spring and it's very impressive. I'm definitely interested, but they kind of showed minimal interest at first. It's picked up here lately, but at the beginning I kind of dropped a little bit of my potential interest I've had in them."

Chambers, who is in no hurry to make a decision wants to visit every school he is interested in and hopes to narrow his list of schools he is considering down to three by the beginning of his senior season.

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