Report: JUCO DT Tyrell Chavis cleared to enroll at Penn State
Tyrell Chavis committed to Penn State in February.
But it wasn’t until Tuesday, just weeks before the fall semester begins, that the 3-star JUCO defensive lineman was cleared to enroll, according to Blue-White Illustrated’s Tim Owen.
Blue White Illustrated learned Tuesday that the junior college defensive tackle has completed the summer courses at Nassau (N.Y.) Community College required of him. A coaching representative from Nassau confirmed that he received a passing grade.
BWI reports that Chavis is on track to participate in preseason camp with the Nittany Lions. He fills a big gap in the defensive line after the team lost three of its top contributors — Austin Johnson, Anthony Zettel and Carl Nassib — after the 2015 season.
Chavis originally enrolled at Virginia in 2013 and redshirted. He then played two seasons at Nassau Community College in Long Island, N.Y., earning all-conference honors in both.
As a JUCO transfer, the 6-foot-4, 320-pound tackle had offers from Texas, West Virginia and Auburn, among others.
Chavis was the No. 25-rated junior college transfer in the country in the class of 2016. He’ll have two years of eligibility remaining.