Woodside DB Andrew Chamblee (Photo: Nathaniel Jones/recruit757)
recruit757 Fab 30: Andrew Chamblee DB Woodside #29
by Brandon Mitchell, recruit757
Heading into the regular season, we recognize the top 30 senior prospects in and around the region of Hampton Roads. Continuing our countdown at number 29 is none other than senior prospect Woodside starting defensive back Andrew Chamblee.
#29 Andrew Chamblee (2020 DB 6-2 185) – Woodside High School
If you’re looking for a defensive back that has a little more size and range than anyone else on the football field then look no further than Woodside starting defensive back Andrew Chamblee. One of the most remarkable things that happened to him from his sophomore to his junior year was the ability to put on weight without slowing down his pace. The Woodside product went from 145 to 185 and increased his intelligence on the field which allowed him to play at a faster level.
One of the major goals for Chamblee heading into this season is bringing a state championship to Woodside for the first time in school history. However, realigning to Region 5A just made their task a little more difficult. Sure it takes away the anxiety of having to challenge Oscar Smith, Ocean Lakes, Freedom, or Westfield later on down the road. But it does open up doors to find the Wolverines having to field their team against the likes of Highland Springs, Manchester, Broad Run, Stone Bridge, or North Stafford come playoff time.
Nevertheless, Chamblee and the Wolverines appear to be up for the challenge. Last season the Woodside product led the entire defense in tackles with 80 and also notched two interceptions. He currently holds offers from Morgan State, VMI, and Army all the while fielding interest from Tennessee, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Liberty, Temple, Howard, Navy, Marshall, NSU, William and Mary, ODU, JMU, and Richmond. Anyway you want to slice it, Chamblee just has a genuine affection for the game of football.
“I remember being at my older brother and cousin’s football games wanting to play so bad, but I was too young. I just had a love for the game,” Chamblee told recruit757 after picking up his Army offer.
– Brandon Mitchell