Torrance (Calif.) El Camino C.C. three-star cornerback Lamar Chapman made an early commitment to Utah, but it looks like the Utes commitment is going to be challenged as the 5-foot-8 ½ , 175-pound has plans to take a slew of other official visits.
"I have no problem going to Utah, so these visits are going to have to be amazing to make me de-commit," Chapman said. "I gave them my word. It's going to take a lot to make me change my mind."
But schools are lining up to give it a shot.
Chapman will take an official visit this weekend to Kansa State. He's also got a visit lined up to San Diego State for the weekend after and Arizona State has made a big push too recently for the former Compton High School star.
"I leave on Thursday night for Kansas State," Chapman said. "I've been talking to Greg Burns there through the whole season. He's a good recruiter. I'm looking at the program, and I'm going to sit in on a business class on Friday and see what it's like. I'm going to see what they have to offer me as far as academics go.
"Then I'm going to San Diego State next week. The coaches want me to look at the campus and check everything out. I'm definitely going to do that. And Arizona State told me they want me, but we just haven't set up a visit in stone yet."
When it comes to Utah, Chapman said he's not sure when he'll visit. But there isn't also a huge rush because he's a June graduate that will sign his letter of intent in February.
"Other than Utah, I like Arizona State a lot," Chapman said. "But I'm going go into these visits the next two weeks and really check them out. I need to make sure I'm making the right decision."
Chapman said some people overlook him because of his size.
"I'm only 5-8 ½, so people underestimate me because of my size, but I use that to my advantage," he said.
"I'm more physical of a player than most people think. I'm not afraid to be aggressive and come up and hit up. I also have good coverage skills, and the coaches tell me I can really run and because of my physical play I can match up with the taller guys."