Kerman High quarterback Sean Chambers received an offer from Fresno State on Saturday, but that didn’t stop him from making his commitment elsewhere.
The senior announced Saturday afternoon that he plans to play for Rutgers.
“Thank you to Coach Kill, Coach Erb, and Coach Ash for giving me the opportunity to pursue my childhood dream of playing college football,” Chambers wrote on Twitter, referring to the Scarlet Knights’ staff.
Chambers then added a quote from Muhammad Ali: “The fight is won away from the witnesses and out there on the road long before I dance under those lights.”
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The 6-foot-4, 205-pound Chambers received his first offer from Rutgers on May 3 and took a two-day visit to the New Brunswick, N.J., campus early this month. He is a two-star recruit (out of five stars), according to national recruiting website Scout.com.
Verbal commitments are nonbinding and players frequently change their minds up until National Signing Day, which this year includes an early period for football beginning Dec. 20 and another on Feb. 7.
Since his visit at Rutgers, Chambers landed offers from Hawaii, Wyoming and, on Saturday, the Bulldogs.
In 2016, Chambers completed 103 of 211 for 2,023 yards and 19 touchdowns, while rushing for 1,027 yards and 15 touchdowns. He was named to the All-North Sequoia League first team.