Rutgers football picked up their fourth commitment of the 2018 class tonight, as California quarterback Sean Chambers announced his intentions to the program.
Chambers visited Rutgers last weekend and was very positive about the program on social media. The QB earned an offer from offensive coordinator Jerry Kill back in May when the coach visited him out west. Ultimately, Chambers decided to commit just one week after his recent visit. The Kerman, California native reportedly held offers from Hawaii and Wyoming, in addition to Rutgers, according to 247 Sports. While he isn’t highly rated, Kill obviously sees potential in the 6’3” quarterback, who has started at Kerman high school the past two seasons. He is big bodied player similar to incoming freshman Johnathan Lewis.
Chambers told NJ Advance Media’s Todderick Hunt earlier this week that coach Kill plans to run the ball from the quarterback position. Here is what Chambers said:
"Coach Kill, he said he's gonna run the ball from the quarterback position. So he said that I can do that for him and he sees me fitting into his offense very well," Chambers said.
Earlier this week, Rutgers picked up a commitment from Zihir Lacewell, the 3-star receiver/4-star linebacker from Tottenville, New York. The two other commits in addition to Chambers and Lacewell are 3-star CB Jarrett Paul, as well as another California signal caller, 3-star QB Jalen Chatman. He is a bit more heralded than Chambers, but stands at 6’0”, three inches shorter. With depth at the position a bit thin after this coming season, adding two athletic recruits to the QB room is crucial for the program.
UPDATE: Chambers was upgraded to 3-stars by 247 Sports.
After a slow start to filling out the 2018 recruiting class, the program has made some solid additions this month. With June camps concluding next weekend, the staff remains hard at work in building the class.
Welcome to the banks, Sean Chambers!