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Report: Former Clemson DB Kaleb Chalmers Commits To South Carolina

JuCo defensive back Kaleb Chalmers will be a South Carolina Gamecock. He briefly played at Clemson, redshirting as a freshman in 2015, before being dismissed from the program in March.

Chalmers was arrested for simple drug possession in the spring, and was dismissed by head coach Dabo Swinney shortly thereafter. From Independent Mail:

Clemson redshirt freshman cornerback Kaleb Chalmers was arrested Monday by Clinton police and charged with simple drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a schedule II controlled substance.

Chalmers, a Greenwood native who was redshirted on the football team in 2015, was in possession of less than one ounce of marijuana.

Chalmers wound up at Northwest Mississippi Community College, where he was ranked the No. 15 junior college cornerback in the nation. Next, he'll be heading to Clemson's hated in-state rival South Carolina to play for Will Muschamp. 247Sports' Tony Morrell was the first to report on the move:

Northwest Mississippi C.C. defensive back Kaleb Chalmers committed to South Carolina over Ole Miss, according to sources. The 5-foot-11, 185 pounder plans to arrive in Columbia next month, allowing him to participate in winter workouts and spring practice.

Chalmers also had offers from Ole Miss and Middle Tennessee. As a high school prospect from Greenwood, SC, he was the No. 9 player in the state, in the class of 2015.

Chalmers has three years of college eligibility remaining.