Two-way standout Will Chandler (5-11, 175, 4.5) from Lake Balboa (Calif.) Birmingham had a tremendous senior season on both sides of the ball and special teams as he helped his team win the Los Angeles City Section Championship.
Chandler is flying a little under the radar and has only taken one visit to the team that has offered him UNLV.
"It was a good trip to UNLV," Chandler said. "It was real nice."
"I liked the environment, the coaches and the players," Chandler said. "I was surprised by how much I liked UNLV. I didn't think the program was that way."
UNLV is recruiting Chandler as a corner, but if he ends up signing with the Rebels, they could be a getting a guy who will end up helping them on both sides of the ball.
"UNLV coaches think that I'm a smooth receiver," Chandler said. "They said I may get a chance to play some wide receiver by sophomore year if I end up playing there. It all depends what I do in practice."
Chandler is still being recruited by Oregon State and Nevada. There could be a late run on Chandler and he is considered one of the best cornerbacks in the L.A. City Section.
From his cornerback position, Chandler racked up 30 tackles and four interceptions. Two of his picks he brought back for scores.
On offense, Chandler caught 45 passes for 877 yards and eight touchdowns on team who had a guy who ran for over 2,000 yards.
Chandler is also an outstanding kick return man who had 15 returns for 518 yards and two special team touchdowns while averaging 34.5 yards per kick return.
Birmingham coach Ed Croson said it best about his talented two-way player.
"Will never quit getting better the whole season long," Croson said. "That's what the good ones do, they keep getting better.
"In the city championship game Will caught seven passes for 155nyards and had two touchdowns. He could have had more but didn't throw much after we had the game in hand."