Former Clemson cornerback Kaleb Chalmers (6-0 180) of NW Mississippi JC will take an official visit to USC this weekend his coach said Thursday. Chalmers is scheduled to arrive in Columbia Friday as is another junior college defensive back prospect, Keisean Nixon of Arizona Western JC.
Chalmers is a former Shrine Bowl player from Greenwood who signed with Clemson in 2015 and redshirted his freshman season. He was expected to earn playing time at corner with the Tigers in 2016 but was dismissed from the team in March following is arrest on drug possession charges.
According to NW Mississippi coach Benji Parker, Chalmers’ legal problems have been cleared up and he has been a model student and player for him.
“He’s been a great teammate,” Parker said. “He has led our team the right way. He goes to class, he goes to weights. Everybody on campus loves him. He has a great support system at home. To my knowledge, all that (legal issues) are all gone away and has not been an issue.”
USC secondary coach and defensive coordinator Travaris Robinson is recruiting Chalmers and Parker said Robinson likes what Chalmers can bring to the Gamecock secondary.
“He said that he’s a bigger corner, an in-state guy,” Parker said. “They think a lot of him because they’ve offered.”
Parker said it’s his understanding Chalmers made an unofficial visit to Ole Miss earlier in the week. The Rebels also have offered.
In 11 games this season, with a bowl game to come, Chalmers has 26 tackles with 1 interceptions and 12 passes broken up. He was named first team all conference.
Chalmers will graduate in December and will have three years to play three.