South Carolina will sign its 2017 recruiting class on Wednesday, but one junior college recruit is already on campus getting ready for spring football. SEC Country gives you the rundown on the final early enrollee: Kaleb Chalmers.
The search for added talent and depth in the South Carolina secondary led the Gamecocks to take a pair of junior college defensive backs in the 2017 cycle, one of whom already is on campus.
Kaleb Chalmers, who played at Northwest Mississippi Community College last year, came back to his home state of South Carolina when he committed to the Gamecocks. Chalmers signed with Clemson out of high school in Greenwood, S.C., but was dismissed from the program after an arrest in the spring of 2016.
Now, the 5-foot-11, 180-pound Chalmers is coming into South Carolina to compete for immediate playing time to address a position of big need for the Gamecocks at cornerback. He is coming off an all-conference year in Mississippi after making 30 tackles with 1 sack, 1 interception and 13 pass breakups.
He arrived this spring as a sophomore, with three years of eligibility remaining after his redshirt year was used at Clemson in his freshman season.
The Chalmers Profile
247Sports: 3-star, No. 11 junior college cornerback
Rivals: 3-star, No. 62 overall junior college player