Former Clemson cornerback Kaleb Chalmers, now at Northwest Mississippi Community College, will take an official visit to South Carolina this weekend, his coach said Thursday.
Chalmers (6-0, 180) is scheduled to arrive in Columbia on Friday, as is another junior college defensive back prospect, Keisean Nixon of Arizona Western College.
Chalmers is a former Shrine Bowl player from Greenwood High who signed with Clemson in 2015 and redshirted his freshman season. He was expected to earn playing time at corner with the Tigers in 2016 but was dismissed from the team in March following an arrest on drug possession charges.
According to Northwest Mississippi coach Benji Parker, Chalmers’ legal problems have been cleared up and he has been a model student and player for him.
“To my knowledge, all that is all gone away and has not been an issue,” Parker said. “He’s been a great teammate. He has led our team the right way. He goes to class, he goes to weights. Everybody on campus loves him. He has a great support system at home.
USC secondary coach and defensive coordinator Travaris Robinson is recruiting Chalmers, and Parker said Robinson likes what Chalmers can bring to the Gamecock secondary.
“He said that he’s a bigger corner, an in-state guy,” Parker said. “They think a lot of him because they’ve offered.”
Parker said it’s his understanding Chalmers made an unofficial visit to Ole Miss earlier in the week. The Rebels also have offered.
In 11 games this season, with a bowl game to come, Chalmers has 26 tackles with one interception and 12 passes broken up. He was named first team all-conference.
Chalmers will graduate in December and have three years to play three.