Clemson made an offer to its next 2021 quarterback target Thursday night. Bubba Chandler of Bogart, GA, who has been committed to Georgia for baseball, got the word from the Tigers that he’s next in their ongoing search for a quarterback in the class. The Tigers missed on two more highly rated prospects in five-star Caleb Williams and four-star Christian Veilleux. They then began to talk with Chandler and Lucas Coley of San Antonio. Thursday Dabo Swinney, Tony Elliott and Brandon Streeter decided to focus on Chandler.
“Well, it was surreal,” Chandler said. “Talking to Dabo and him saying the words, ‘Bubba Chandler you’re a baller and you now have a scholarship here’ we’re probably some of the coolest words I’ve ever heard. I will deeply consider being a Tiger.”
Clemson is the first major football offer for Chandler who was set on going to Georgia to play baseball before this. His other football offers are Elon, Gardner-Webb, Western Kentucky, Mercer, Troy and Charlotte. Now with the football offer from Clemson, Chandler also plans to talk with baseball coach Monte Lee with the idea of playing both sports should he go there.
As for what’s ahead for Chandler in the process….”I would like to visit (Clemson) before (a decision). I can’t give you an exact date but it should be summer.” Chandler said his decision is now 50-50 between Clemson and Georgia.
Chandler, whose given name is Roy, last season passed for 2098 yards completing 167 of 220 attempts, a 75% completion mark, with 27 touchdowns. He also rushed for over 500 yards and 4 touchdowns. In 10 baseball games this season before the suspension of school. Chandler, who is a right handed pitcher and shortstop, was 2-0 with 16 strikeouts in 7 innings, and was batting .435 with 2 homer runs, 5 doubles and 16 RBIs.