Coffeeville (Miss.) prospect Lee Chambers, one of the nation's top all-purpose running back spots reaffirmed on Thursday that he is still committed, but is taking a hard look at several other programs.
"I'm not de-committed from Mississippi State," Chambers said. "I have my options open. I'm still considering other colleges."
Miami (Fla.), Louisville, South Carolina, Alabama and Southern Mississippi are the five schools that the 6-foot, 183-pound Chambers is considering at this time.
"Miami (Fla.) and South Carolina are recruiting me the hardest," Chambers said.
Chambers has not taken any visits during the season, except one, an unofficial trip to Starkville for the Bulldogs' season opener against the Gamecocks. He plans on taking official visits after the season.
Crimson Tide assistant Sparky Woods has been staying in touch with Chambers on a regular basis.
"I talk to coach Woods every Thursday," he said. "He thinks Alabama is a good place for me. He wants me to come see Alabama before I sign with anybody.
"I'm very interested in Alabama."
Chambers has taken note of the media speculation about the future of Hurricanes head coach Larry Coker and staff.
"It kind of concerns me," Chambers said. "But I am still interested in Miami."
South Carolina assistant Robert Gillespie is still in touch with Chambers.
"He calls every week and I call him once a week," Chambers said.
The Cardinals, who are newcomers to the Chambers sweepstakes, have made a big impression in a short amount of time.
"Louisville is recruiting me pretty hard," Chambers said, "Coach Reggie Johnson calls all the time and keeps an update on me."
Chambers, the nation's eighth-ranked all-purpose running back and the state of Mississippi's No. 13 overall prospect, will make a final decision following his official visits.