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Minnesota Football Recruiting: DT Tyrone Chambers Commits to Gophers

Big 3-star DT with an SEC offer commits to Minnesota

Wisconsin v Minnesota Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

(*Editor's note...What the heck does "Commitment to Eight" mean? It is our new recurring title for recruit commitments referencing a commitment to work towards the Gopher's Eighth National Championship.)

Tyrone Chambers, who recently received a scholarship offer from Ole Miss, has pulled the trigger on a scholarship offer from Coach Fleck. The Ohio native is going to be a Gopher.


Ryan Burns of GopherIllustrated ($cout).

"Playing in the Big Ten also means a lot as that's a goal I've been striving for growing up in Ohio, and I've completed that tonight. I am still planning on taking my official visit to Ole Miss, and I'm working on setting the one up to Minnesota with coach Fleck. I want Gopher fans to know that I'm coming to fight for early playing time."

ESPN Scouts eval...

Competes with consistent physicality and toughness. Shows equal amounts of toughness on both sides of the ball. Works to finish plays and shows the edge needed to succeed.

Chamber is a massive inside player best suited to play the 1 technique. Active with flashes of quickness and skills. Has raw ability though enough physical skills to improve greatly with coaching and experience.


Height: 6' 5"
Weight: 325 lbs.
40 Time: 5.39

Big 4 Ratings:

Power 5 Offers - Ole Miss, Purdue, Iowa State, Cincy


Site Stars Rating Pos. Rank
Site Stars Rating Pos. Rank
Scout 3 n/a 116
Rivals 3 5.6 49
247 3 81 94
ESPN 3 70 92


Senior year highlights:

TDG Analysis

In Two Words - if you have to remember just two things about this player...

  • Big
  • Tough

Absurd Comparisons

Chambers is coming to the program already well over 300 lbs spread out over his 6’5” frame. We haven’t seen that kind of size around here. Ra’Shede Hageman is the best comparison due to the length and athleticism you see in Chambers. The kid moves well for being that big. He’s not quite at athletic as Hageman but he’s bigger.

Scheme Fit

This kid is going to clog up the middle of the defense and hopefully has a good enough burst to be disruptive in the backfield. I suspect that he’ll have to add strength and lose a little weight in the right places, but getting into a D1 strength and condition program could be great for Chambers.

Impact on Other Prospects?

Hard to say. Defensive line is a big need in this class but Fleck has secured a couple DEs and a couple DTs in his first few days on the Minnesota job. I wouldn’t be surprised if we are done along the defensive line.