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.