Stonewall Jackson safety Chayce Chalmers (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruitNoVA)
The Cavaliers pick up another in-state commitment in Stonewall Jackson WR Chayce Chalmers
by Jim McGrath, recruitNoVA
Chayce Chalmers, a 6-1, 205-pound safety from Stonewall Jackson High School, formally committed to the University of Virginia on Tuesday, thus ending a recruiting period that was heating up. The offer from UVA came on Monday evening after Chalmers’ camp performance in Charlottesville. On Tuesday afternoon, he committed.
“I chose U. VA because it’s close to home and my family will be able see most of the games,” said Chalmers, who was also recruited by Rutgers, Connecticut, Towson, Army, Air Force, Yale, Fordham, and Kent State.
He added, “I got a really good family feeling from the coaching staff, and that is really important for me. Overall, I believe UVA Is a great fit.”
Chalmers, a 6-1, 205-pounder, formally committed to the University of Virginia on Tuesday, thus ending a recruiting period that was heating up. The offer from UVA came on Monday evening after Chalmers’ camp performance in Charlottesville, during which, among other things, he clocked “in the 4.4’s” for the 40-yard dash. On Tuesday afternoon, he committed.
Chalmers just finished his junior track season by competing in the 6A state meet and felt committed to making his decision before making up his summer training schedule, which he was preparing to do when he talked with recruitNoVA.com earlier this month. Among the other schools on his offer list were Army, Rutgers, UConn and Towson.
In 2017, Chalmers was selected as a First Team All-Cedar Run District pick as a utility man, and he was an honorable mention for the All-Region 6D teams.
The commitment from Chalmers gives the University of Virginia their 10th commit for the recruiting class of 2019. In addition to Chalmers, Head Coach Bronco Mendenhall has landed in-state commitments from Blacksburg RB Tiquest Terry (2019 RB 5-9 165) and Lake Braddock linebacker Josh Ahern (2019 ILB 6-3 215).
– Jim McGrath
This article was originally published on June 19, 2018 and updated with comments from Chalmers on June 21. – AH
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