4-star Clemson football QB signee Bubba Chandler could be a major star for the Tigers before it’s all said and done, and he could be just that in more than one sport.
Chandler, who is listed as a 4-star QB by 247 Sports, committed to play both football and baseball at Clemson but there’s one problem: He may never make it to campus.
Why’s that? He’s so good at baseball, the overall expectation is that he’ll be taken in the 2021 MLB Draft later this summer. If he chose to go that route and begin his professional career, he would forgo his college eligibility.
At this point, Chandler is on the fence about whether he’ll be a Clemson football player or not
Chandler has been very open and honest about his decision and what his mindset currently is when it comes to making a choice whether or not to attend college or head straight to the professional ranks.
In his latest interview with The Clemson Insider, Chandler revealed that he was at the Clemson spring game this past weekend and that he caught up with several Clemson football commits. At this point, though, he has not made up his mind on what route he’ll take and he won’t know until the MLB Draft actually happens later in July.
“I don’t really know,” Chandler told TCI. “I’m just going to let it play out, let God lead the way. I haven’t really made up my mind. But if the opportunity presents itself come July, I’ll think about it. I really just don’t know.”
Chandler did say that he hated seeing Taisun Phommachanh injured and that he was going to work hard when he came to compete at the position.
“It hurts to hear that Taisun got injured,” Chandler said. “I’ve never met him, but I’ve heard great things about him. But all I’m trying to do is come in and compete and do my job for the team.”
In the end, Chandler won’t know what decision he’s going to make until the middle point of July when the draft unfolds. He very well could be a first-rounder and would be turning down quite the signing bonus to head to school for at least three years.
Chandler has said multiple times that his parents are leaving the decision entirely up to him and it will be interesting to see what he ends up choosing when the time comes.
If he did end up in Clemson, Chandler would undoubtedly be a major asset for the Tigers on both the gridiron and the baseball diamond, and he’d be a player who could compete for playing time right away in both sports.