In a move that is difficult for both sides, redshirt freshman Isaiah Chambers announced his decision to leave TCU in order to be closer to home and a sick family member.
This is the best decision for me and my family , God bless pic.twitter.com/9YLaC6Op1P— Isaiah Chambers (@esta_guapo) August 14, 2017
TCU fans will be disappointed in never having the chance to see the 6’4”, 260 pound defensive end in action, though understanding that he needs to do the right thing for his family. Chambers redshirted in his first year on campus, but was expected to play a significant role in 2017, with several members of the defensive line graduating after last year and fellow freshman Brandon Bowen out for the year due to injury.
Chambers is an incredible talent, a Houston product that starred for Aldine MacArthur High and was rated a four star recruit. He was the no. 2 DE in Texas and in the top ten nationally, a top 150 player overall that chose the Frogs over the likes of Texas A&M, Texas, Miami, and others. A&M, Houston, and Texas will likely be pursuing him as destinations that are closer to his family home.
The Frogs are now down to just six players listed at defensive end on the roster, but that doesn’t include Ty Summers, who appears on track to make the move from linebacker to pass-rusher full time. Summers, Ben Banogu, Mat Boesen, Gary Overshown, and true freshman Dennis Collins will need to step up in Chambers absence.
We wish Isaiah the best of luck as he figures out his new home. Thoughts and prayers to his aunt as well, for a speedy, and thorough, recovery.