Three star QB Bubba Chandler has signed his letter of intent to play football at Clemson University. Chandler joins the class of 2021 as the lone QB commit for the Tigers. He is a 3 star prospect with a .871 rating and was recruited by current QB coach Brandon Streeter.
Chandler had offers from Louisville and Charlotte in addition to Clemson, and he is the 21st ranked QB in this year’s class. Things can always change, but Chandler is being brought in to provide some QB depth at Clemson. Lawrence is leaving for the draft and it seems unlikely that both DJ Uiagalelei and Taisun Phommachanh will remain on the team for 2021. Assuming DJ is named the starter, Taisun could easily decide to transfer, leaving Bubba as the backup for the 2021 season.
QT’s take from his commitment:
Who is Chandler as a football player and how did he go from total obscurity to landing a Clemson football offer? Bubba certainly has an arm. He can throw a fastball in the mid-90’s so he can throw a football. Playing at North Oconee and being a late bloomer who was going to play baseball didn’t elevate his profile. For me, this is a down year overall in the QB class. There are very few difference maker QB prospects. The shadow of DJ U. scared off many upper and mid-tier prospects. Clemson continued to pursue Caleb Williams until the very end and also Christian Veilleux. Williams is a legit prospect, but after him it gets very thin fast. I don’t see much of a difference between a prospect like Veilleux and Chandler in terms of overall potential.
In fact, Chandler fits Clemson’s system more. He is more athletic and a dual threat. You can see he was an athlete growing up. He needs to improve accuracy and grow in the pocket, especially facing better competition, but you like the tools and clay you are working with. Probably 6’2.5 but has decent height and can add muscle to his frame. Recruiting services now have him up to a 3* and I could see him moving up into the top 300-500 and gaining a 4th star potentially after more scrutiny and attention given to his senior year.