Josh Chandler

Josh Chandler
  • Position Linebacker
  • Height 5'11"
  • Weight 226
  • Hometown Canton, Ohio
  • High School Canton McKinley HS
  • High School Coach Dan Reardon



  • Played at Canton McKinley High for coach Dan Reardon
  • Registered 86 tackles as a senior, including 17 for loss, while dealing with a knee injury for much of the year that caused him to play only seven games
  • Also accumulated two sacks and two fumble recoveries for the Bulldogs in 2017
  • Ran for 367 yards and four touchdowns on offense as a senior
  • Helped Canton McKinley to an 8-3 campaign in 2017, including a berth in the Division I playoffs and share of the Federal League championship
  • 2017 Division I All-Ohio First Team
  • 2017 Division I All-Northeast Inland District First Team
  • 2016, 2017 All-Federal League First Team
  • 2017 Academic All-Ohioan
  • 2016 Division I All-Ohio Second Team
  • Finished with 76 tackles, including 12 for a loss, two sacks and an interception as a junior
  • Earned four letters in football, two in basketball and two in track and field
  • Played first two years of high-school career at GlenOak High for coach Scott Garcia
  • Three-star rating by ESPN, rivals and 247Sports
  • No. 50 player in Ohio and No. 38 inside linebacker by ESPN
  • No. 32 player in Ohio and No. 29 inside linebacker nationally by rivals
  • No. 56 player in Ohio by 247Sports
  • Also offered by Air Force, Akron, Miami (Ohio), Ohio, Western Kentucky and Western Michigan

Other Offers

West Virginia

Air Force


Miami (Ohio)


Western Kentucky

Western Michigan


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Recruiting Timeline

  • Signs NLI


    Chandler signs National Letter of Intent.

  • Official Visit


    Chandler officially visits West Virginia.

  • Verbal Commit


    Chandler verbally commits to West Virginia.