Virginia Tech Target Caleb Chandler Discusses Decommitting From Iowa State

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It’s been a tough week for Virginia Tech recruiting, but the Hokies did get some good news this week.

Caleb Chandler, an offensive lineman from Jefferson, Ga., pulled back on his commitment to Iowa State on Tuesday after originally committing on June 19. Chandler listed six schools he’s going to reconsider. Virginia Tech was among that group, along with Florida, Georgia Southern, Iowa State, Louisville and Mississippi State.

“At first, I was just thinking about being with a school and playing football,” Chandler said. “I didn’t consider my family or anything else. I rushed it and it’s 100 percent my fault. I decided to decommit once I started talking to my family and I just need to take my time and weigh out all my options. I just need to take my time because I only get this chance once in my life and I don’t want to rush it and make the wrong decision.”

Chandler said he plans on taking five official visits, and that Iowa State is guaranteed to be one of the schools he visits.

“All of these schools, I like the coaches and I like the environment,” Chandler said. “I like the places and the staff. Most of the teams have had players reach out to me and contact me to tell me about the school and that they want me to go there.”

Though he has yet to visit Virginia Tech, Chandler says he is looking forward to making the trip to Blacksburg.

“I really want to check out