Could Tyreek Chappell Return for a Fourth Year as Starting Corner for Texas A&M Football?
Chappell has made an impact for the Aggies since the day he stepped on campus, back in 2021. A three-star find by Elko and company from up in Philadelphia, Chappell came in without a lot of national recognition, but those in the building and close to the program were very high on his potential. He displayed that potential right away as an eventual starter in 2021 after beating out Brian George and excited Texas A&M football fans with his coverage ability despite his lesser stature.
Chappell has had some injury problems that have affected his availability over the years. When he and Jaylon Jones were both starting, though, they were a tough duo to pass against. Now having completed three years after high school, will Chappell leave early for the draft?
This is one of the murkier decisions, in my opinion. Chappell certainly hasn’t garnered a lot of draft buzz up until this point, possibly due to some of the coverage issues that this Texas A&M football team have had this year as well as his smaller build. I imagine that this is a guy, too, that Texas A&M football would really want to keep on campus given his experience at an important spot.
Behind him, the Aggies have freshmen Jayvon Thomas and Bravion Rogers, as well as transfer Sam McCall. Thomas and McCall have certainly struggled in relief (see the Ole Miss game) but that is due in large part to inexperience. Terry Bussey, if the Aggies manage to get across the finish line for his signature, will be a quite welcome addition to the secondary. Given Chappell’s status, this one could go either way; however, unless the Aggie coaching staff make a concerted push—which is entirely possible—this is one that I think might make the jump early.