The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

High School Sports

February 6, 2014

Five Kings company


“I think it was a great decision by all of us,” Bessellieu said. “We all saw a lot of good things when we each took our visits and hopefully we can all have a great fall coming up.”

Bessellieu can take a deep breath knowing his career is prolonged after a knee injury shortened his senior season, but Camp kept putting in a good word for him despite the setback.

“I’m point blank with the coaches on things, and I told Coach Lattimer that they might want to take a chance on him,” Camp said. “We gave him footage of our scrimmage against Dubuque Hempstead, and that’s what sold them on DJ. I’m really happy for him.”

In terms of Williams, Camp said the coaches “drooled” over his game tape and wanted him immediately.

“Anytime you get someone around 6-foot, four inches and is over 300 pounds, you know a guy like that can make a difference,” Camp said. “He is a solid person who has good feet moving.”

Chamberlain was pushed in the fall through some obstacles, but Camp believes he became stronger for it, and thinks he can even become more tenacious.

“He’s an impact player, and one thing I think we’ll see is that he’ll gain some weight and move closer to the ball and become more physical.”

Chamberlain is raring and ready to go.

“I’m excited to go play for the Panthers, and what stood out to me was that they respected us and showed us around like they wanted us there,” he said.

Bessellieu is believed to be the first of the five who committed first, followed by Williams, then Chamberlain a few weeks later, rounded out by the brothers who didn’t commit fully until last week.

The positions for the five are as follows: Bessellieu at offensive guard; Williams at defensive line, Dustin will look for a position at running back while Alex is deciding between playing at defensive back or running back and Chamberlain will seek a position as defensive back.

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