Oregon State '18 FL DE - Andrew Chatfield (Transfer to Oregon State)

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    Outside linebacker
    4 STARS
    American Heritage
    Plantation, FL
    RR: 5.8
    Ht: 6'1"
    Wt: 214 lbs
    Class: 2018

    Ohio State has offered.

     
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    The 6-foot-2, 221-pound Chatfield is considered the 14th-best weakside defensive end and No. 288 prospect overall in the Class of 2018, as he recorded an absurd 24.5 sacks to lead the Patriots to the state championship last season. He holds nearly 30 offers from programs such as LSU, Notre Dame, Michigan State, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee and Wisconsin.
     
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    Nice!!! Hopefully we get his teammate too!
     
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    This one escalated quickly and the staff is very high on his versatility.........

    They got a really good football player...........
     
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    Andrew Chatfield talks Buckeyes

    Though he’s one of just two Ohio State commits not included in the 247Sports rankings, Fort Lauderale (Fla.) 4-star defensive end Andrew Chatfield was at The Opening working hard to improve his game.

    “I feel like I did alright,” Chatfield told Land of 10 about the experience. “I’m just trying to keep working on my speed moves and my steps, trying to get to the quarterback as fast as I can.”

    The 6-foot-3, 210-pound athlete at American Heritage High School worked out exclusively at defensive end in Oregon. He says that will be the primary role for him in the Buckeyes defense.

    “I talk to the coaches and Urban Meyer and they talk about the system. We talk all the time,” Chatfield said. “They want me to play defensive end and sometimes linebacker. It’s good to just keep talking with them. They’ve been wonderful to me.”

    Chatfield also used The Opening to get to know his future teammates better.

    “We reached out to each other on Twitter, but this is different,” he said of the in-person interaction. “We’ve got a great connection. We talk about the program and how Urban Meyer’s program will make us better players and better men.”

    Of course, playing at American Heritage, Chatfield is in daily contact with three other defenders who have offers from Ohio State. How much is he recruiting cornerbacks Patrick Surtain Jr. and Tyson Campbell, and defensive tackle Nesta Silvera?

    “I love those guys,” Chatfield said. “I tell them they need to join the family and they’d love it, but it’s their choice and I can’t force them. I just tell them Ohio State is where it’s at and that they’d be smart to get on board. It’d be beautiful.”
     
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    What about the Florida crystal ball for Andrew Chatfield?

    While the Buckeyes were prepping Ohio Stadium for Friday Night Lights in Columbus two days ago, Ohio State defensive end commitment Andrew Chatfield (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) was arriving in Gainesville, Fla., to spend the day with the Gators and take part in their version of Friday Night Lights.

    That’s fine. It’s a long trip up to Ohio and a shorter one to Gainesville, and any chance for a high school player to work on his game is a good thing. Florida became the first of The Sunshine State’s “Big 3” to offer Chatfield that afternoon.
    There’s been an often-asked question in recruiting circles over the last few months: Why hadn’t Florida, Miami or Florida State offered Chatfield yet? He’s a highly-ranked prospect at one of the state’s most dominant high school programs (American Heritage High) and an elite pass rusher off the edge, yet, it was Ohio State and LSU leading the charge.

    Why now? According to SEC Country’s Zach Abolverdi, the timing was right — and so is the pipeline.

    “The Florida coaches liked what they saw from him during the spring evaluation period and then he agreed to work out at Saturday’s OL-DL camp,” Abolverdi told Land of 10 on Sunday. “The Gators also signed three recruits from American Heritage last year and they’re hoping that school can become a pipeline.”

    There has been an underlying belief that Chatfield has been waiting for one of those major in-state teams to offer. Now that Florida has, the talk immediately began that he will flip to the Gators. I think that likely happens in the next few months. Ohio State has been watching Chatfield for a long time and really likes his potential as a defensive end, but Chatfield’s spot in the 2018 recruiting class may be up in the air.

    The Buckeyes already have Brenton Cox committed, and are in a serious chase for Tyreke Smith, Jayson Oweh and Micah Parsons. If that trio were to all come aboard, you’d hardly miss Chatfield, as much as it sounds untactful to say.

    But recruiting is a business. One of the reasons Chatfield’s commitment has been important — at least from the outsider’s perspective — is that it has helped keep the door open with his teammates in 5-star cornerback Tyson Campbell and 4-star defensive tackle Nesta Silvera. With summer essentially over and no visit occurring from Silvera yet, and no return visit from Campbell, it feels like the chances with each are fading significantly. Meanwhile, Idaho’s Tommy Togiai just finished a three-day visit to Columbus and is slated to return Sept. 9 for an official visit and is very high on the Buckeyes board as well.

    If Ohio State can lock up Togiai, Oweh, Smith, and Parsons to go along with Brenton Cox and Taron Vincent, you’d be hard-pressed to find a Buckeyes fan that wouldn’t make that trade if Chatfield ends up elsewhere.

    As I wrote on Saturday morning, prepare for some interesting months ahead.
     
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