December 9, 2008

Chambers puts Tulane in top two

Show a recruit some facilities, and he gets excited for the next four years. Show him a Tulane University diploma and he's excited for the next 40.

At least that's the thought process of defensive end Keensen Chambers, who made an official visit to New Orleans last weekend.

"I had looked a lot at the football side of things, but I came away from Tulane really impressed with their academics," Chambers said. "They showed me everything. They brought through the classrooms and in all the buildings and it was pretty great. I even got to talk to some teachers.

"I really didn't know that a diploma from Tulane meant you could go anywhere and people know about it, because the alumni are so successful."

Tulane is currently running neck-and-neck with UConn for the six-foot-six, 225-pounder's services.

The struggle between north and south is a familiar theme in Chambers life. He left Greenville, S.C. following his graduation to head to prep school atWorcester (Mass.) Academy outside of Boston.

Now he has to decide if he wants to stay north or return south.

"I know the weather is much better down in New Orleans," Chambers said. "Not only are the games in the Dome, which is cool, but it's not freezing all the time. It's a plus for Tulane because the weather is way better."

After being brought down for the weekend by Doug Lichtenberger, he found himself forming a connection with several Green Wave commits and targets during Tulane's biggest recruiting weekend.

"It was really fun," Chambers said. "Maybe one day we will all end up on the same team which would be pretty cool. You just never know."

Chambers is expected to take his official visit to UConn this upcoming weekend.

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