TCU defensive end Isaiah Chambers announced his intention to transfer to the University of Houston on Wednesday. Chambers, a redshirt freshman from Aldine MacArthur, made the decision based on a family illness and his desire to be closer to home. Good on TCU for not blocking his move to his hometown.
Chambers signed in 2016 and redshirted last season. A four-star recruit out of MacArthur, everyone recruited Chambers, but he ultimately chose the Frogs over Miami and Texas A&M. At 6-4, 260 pounds, Chambers possesses great size and athleticism.
On film, from 2015 mind you, he plays a stand-up outside linebacker/defensive end. Chambers has great arm length, though he'll need to learn how to use them as he relied on his athleticism almost exclusively in high school. His feet go dead at contact as well. Teaching a young player pass rush technique is commonplace as athletes make a transition to the college game. He possesses the requisite size and speed, which is exceedingly beneficial. You can't teach someone to be 6-4, 260 pounds and have the athletic ability of Chambers. He could project as an outside linebacker, giving him more freedom to run and make plays.
He'll need to sit out this season according to the NCAA's transfer rules, but he'll be eligible to play in 2018.