Texas High School RB Landen Chambers splits with BYU

PROVO, Utah – BYU football lost one of the best signings in its 2023 recruiting class.

Landen Chambers of Fossil Ridge High School in Texas announced Friday that he has retired from BYU. It’s the second BYU recruit to make a pledge to the Cougars this month. The other was Kahuku High (Hawaii) defenseman Stanley Raass, who turned his commitment to Utah.

Chambers shared a social media post explaining his de-commitment from BYU.

“First of all, all credit to God for the endless blessings of the opportunities He continues to bestow on me.

“I would like to thank Coach Unga and the BYU football staff for the opportunity to take my talent to the next level, as well as the BYU fans for their support throughout this recruitment process.

“Through much prayer and countless discussions with my family and support team about my academic and athletic future, starting today, I am withdrawing my verbal acceptance from Brigham Young University and opening up my recruiting status.”

Landen Chambers is one of the best running backs in the Dallas area

Chambers, 5’7″ and weighing 210 pounds, is the top running back in the Dallas Fort Worth area in 6A Texas High School Football. During his senior season at Fossil Ridge High, Chambers rushed for 1,604 yards and 15 touchdowns.

During his assisting career, Chambers has rushed for 3,762 yards, 41 touchdowns and 437 receiving yards and an additional four touchdowns.

Chambers committed to BYU that summer. Since his engagement, other Power Five programs have followed Chambers. Now that his recruitment is open, don’t be surprised if many Power Five schools come into the mix.

Next up for BYU

It’s a significant loss for BYU. The Cougars are gearing up for the first year of the Big 12 Conference in 2023, and they will lose Chris Brooks and Lopini Katoa to the conclusion. The often-injured Jackson McChesney will be honored on Senior Day this weekend but has an option to return.

BYU has a signing from another talented ball carrier in this 2023 class of recruits, Leo Pulalasi of Lakewood, Washington. Pulalasi is one of the top candidates in the Pacific Northwest in this 2023 recruitment cycle.

With Chambers now cleared, BYU is down to 14 commitments for Class of 2023. The early signing period starts on December 21st and runs until December 23rd.

Mitch Harper is a BYU insider for KSLsports.com and host of the Cougar Tracks Podcast (SUBSCRIBE TO) and Cougar Sports Saturday (Saturday 12pm-3pm) on KSL Newsradio. Follow him on Twitter: @Mitch_Harper.