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Notre Dame Academics, Legacy Intrigue 2021 LB Chaz Chambliss

Until September 1, it's mainly up to class of 2021 prospects to contact college coaches. For Carrollton (Ga.) outside linebacker Chaz Chambliss, he hasn't had too many conversations with schools this summer.

But on September 1, that will change as college coaches will be able to reach out to him. Notre Dame could certainly be one of those schools, as they've been recruiting him for over a year.

The 6-foot-3, 240-pound prospect hasn't been to Notre Dame yet, but he has a high view of the program and hopes to visit at some point, likely after the season.

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2021 Georgia LB Chaz Chambliss is intrigued with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish
2021 Georgia LB Chaz Chambliss is intrigued with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (

"It's the legacy up there," Chambliss said of Notre Dame. "They're always producing football players and are always winning. I was going to go up there last December but it wasn't able to work out."

According to Brian Simmons, who is Chambliss' defensive coordinator at Carrollton H.S., a strong academic school could be very enticing for the nation's No. 17 outside linebacker.

"He's right at a 4.0 GPA student," Simmons said. "Academics are going to be huge for him. I don't think he wants to do major-wise, but academics will be first for him. This is a business for him. He wants to get to the next level. Everything he does has a purpose."

The vibe he gets when he steps on a campus is important as well.

"The campus and the feeling at the school and a place that I can fit in," Chambliss added about what he's looking for in a school.

Chambliss is looking to visit some schools in the Southeast for game day trips.

"I can't go really far because I have to be back for Sunday practice," Chambliss explained. "I'll go to places like LSU and Tennessee where it's not too far."

Blue & Gold Illustrated was at Chambliss' practice on Tuesday, and he was lining up at inside and outside linebacker and even put his hand in the dirt a few times as a defensive end.

"Some of the SEC schools tell me that I'll be a hybrid guy," Chambliss said. "In the schools up north, they think I can be an inside or outside linebacker."

Added Simmons: "He'll play some inside linebacker at times for us; he'll pay some defensive end at times. We're kind of a hybrid defense. We move our guys around to create matchups."


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