Entering his official visit to Mississippi State this weekend, 2013 prospect Jeremey Chappelle had the Bulldogs tops on his list. On Sunday the Tyler (Texas) Community College receiver left campus as the 20th commitment for the Bulldogs' Class of 2013.
The 6-foot-3 and 210-pound Chappelle is rated a three-star prospect by 247Sports with a ranking of 88. He is ranked as the nation's 9th-best junior college receiver and the second-best in the state of Texas.
"I just got through meeting with Coach Mullen and Coach Koenning in Coach Mullen's office," said Chappelle. "They asked me how I felt about Mississippi State. They asked me how I felt with most of their receivers leaving and having that chance to play right away. I told them I was ready to be a Bulldog and everyone in the room got real excited. So yeah, it made for a great weekend."
Chappelle also held offers from West Virginia, Houston, Louisiana Tech, Middle Tennessee State, Hawaii and Southern Miss along with interest from Texas A&M. He officially visited Texas A&M and Louisiana Tech prior to his MSU visit and noted of more reasons why MSU was his best fit.
"What sold me is the fact everyone is family up there," said Chappelle. "My mom and two little cousins came with me and they all loved it, too. (MSU quarterback) Tyler Russell was my host and they had him with me all weekend. We built a good relationship and it is going to be great to catch balls from an NFL-type quarterback. Then with Mississippi State needing receivers and the fact it is the SEC, it doesn't get any better than that. So I am done with visits now and I have found my home."
Also an "eye catcher" on his visit, said Chappelle, was the Bulldogs' new football facility that will be finished by the time he arrives on campus.
"That new facility is a big eye catcher," said Chappelle. "I really liked that and it is good for any recruit to see. It is an unreal building and it has to be one of the nicest in the country. I can't wait to be in that facility for good."
Chappelle will make his commitment to MSU official on December 19th when he signs with the Bulldogs. As a December graduate, Chappelle is anxious to hit the ground running in January.
"That offense can be very good with Tyler at quarterback and I look forward to catching balls from him," said Chappelle. "I want to show him what I can do so he will get me the ball. I have a good relationship with him now and I love seeing how all their players work so hard. They take pride in that and are one big family. I like their closeness on and off the field.
"Now I just have to keep moving forward and come in there and work hard to get my spot. I am ready to work with my new teammates."