When we say Texas A&M is the “Home of the 12th Man,” I don’t think the 12th man to enter the transfer portal was what we had in mind. But that’s what we got on Wednesday evening, as starting CB Tyreek Chappell became the latest Aggie to announce his plans to look elsewhere.
BREAKING: Texas A&M DB Tyreek Chappell has entered the Transfer Portal, he tells @on3sports— Hayes Fawcett (@Hayesfawcett3) December 6, 2023
The 6’0 185 DB was named a 2021 Freshman All-American. Started 30 games for the Aggies
Will have 2 years of eligibility remaining https://t.co/Ri86lMlWVK pic.twitter.com/Ud2FHxazmC
Despite what the tweet above says, Chappell will have only one year of eligibility remaining, having played at least 10 games in each of the last three seasons in Aggieland. He finishes his A&M career (29 starts) with 105 tackles, 6 tackles for loss, 24 passes broken up, 2 interceptions and one fumble recovery.
Despite the fact that Chappell is a DB, the Philadelphia native was recruited by DL Coach Elijah Robinson (who A&M has to thank for the strong recruiting in New Jersey/Philadelphia in recent years). While he may not follow Robinson to his new role at Syracuse, Robinson’s departure likely played a big role in Chappell’s decision to enter the portal.
This makes a total of 12 Aggies in the transfer portal, with Chappell joining OL Chase Bistontis and DE Fadil Diggs, DT Walter Nolen, Micah and LT Overton, TE Jake Johnson and QB Max Johnson, WR Ramond Cottrell. S Jardin Gilbert and O-Linemen Remington Strickland and Jordan Moko.