Which Aggie Portal Entrants Can Texas A&M Football Get Back?

How many uncommitted Aggies in the portal can Texas A&M football get back into the fold?

Sep 2, 2023; College Station, Texas, USA; Texas A&M Aggies defensive lineman Walter Nolen (0)
Sep 2, 2023; College Station, Texas, USA; Texas A&M Aggies defensive lineman Walter Nolen (0) / Maria Lysaker-USA TODAY Sports
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Will Texas A&M Football Bring Back CB Tyreek Chappell?

Chappell is another guy who saw time even from the very beginning of his time on campus. Though Brian George started game one in 2021, Chappell overtook his starting spot before long. Since then, Chappell has been a very solid—if a bit undersized—player in the defensive backfield for the Aggies.

A bit injury-prone, Chappell has not always had the best availability for the Aggies. That said, though, he has really outperformed his low-three-star rating that he had when coming out of high school as a member of the Aggie defense. He was a key piece in one of the top pass defenses in the nation in 2022, a lone bright spot on an otherwise dysfunctional team.

The story here is very similar to Deuce Harmon, however, with the main difference being where each guy is from. While Deuce is from just north of Dallas, Chappell is from Philadelphia (which, I guess, is also north of Dallas). Being from the northeast—the recruitment of which was formerly the province of Elijah Robinson—the erstwhile Aggie defensive line coach's departure probably plays a big role here.

I'd put the chances of Chappell's return as pretty low, all things considered. I think he's looking for a change in scenery, and given some of the comments that have been made by Billy Liucci of Texags, this parting of ways is likely a mutually beneficial arrangement. I like what the Aggies have been able to bring in from the portal and might continue to do at the CB spot. Good luck to Chappell, wherever he ends up.