Two-way star? Ryan Day says Ohio State RB Steele Chambers is training at multiple positions
Steele Chambers has spent his first two seasons with the Buckeyes at running back, but head coach Ryan Day hinted at a potential position change during B1G Media Days.
Chambers is entering his third year at Ohio State after joining the Buckeyes via the class of 2019. Coming out of high school, Chambers was a four-star athlete out of Roswell, Georgia, and the No. 231 player nationally on the industry-generated composite rankings.
On Friday, Day admitted that Ohio State discussed the possibility of playing linebacker with Chambers during his recruitment. That has not changed as Chambers has been crosstraining this offseason at running back and linebacker.
In the end, Day will let Chambers have the ultimate decision on which position he plays:
Ryan Day said Ohio State talked to Steele Chambers in recruiting about the possibility of playing linebacker. He’s crosstraining at both running back and linebacker right now. Ultimate decision will be left up to Chambers — Day thinks Chambers can succeed at either position.
— Dan Hope (@Dan_Hope) July 23, 2021
In two seasons with the Buckeyes, Chambers has carried the ball 28 times for 221 yards and a touchdown. Though he has not seen the field a lot, that is an impressive 7.9 yards per carry in limited action. It will be interesting to see if he stays in the backfield or makes a switch to the defense.