Two years ago, Jeremy Chappelle couldn't have dreamed of a scholarship offer from an SEC school. The former Brook Hill wide receiver was kicked off the football team at Stephen F. Austin. With no team, Tyler Junior College gave Chappelle a second chance.
"If it wasn't for them (T.J.C.) I wouldn't be in this position," said Chappelle.
While one door closed at S.F.A., T.J.C. opened two more. Chappelle was a model citizen for the Apaches on and off the field. He was rewarded on Wednesday by signing with the top college football conference in the country. Chappelle will play for the Mississippi State Bulldogs.
"God works in mysterious ways sometimes," said Chappelle. "I feel like this is what I should have done out of high school, but I wouldn't change it for the world. It makes me humbled and grounded."
Chappelle looks forward to competing against some of the best programs in the country, on the biggest stage in college football.
"It's a dream come true," said Chappelle. "That's what every high school player wants is to play on ESPN, get seen on the big level. That's just a big accomplishment for me and I'm blessed."
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