Jovani Chappel is one of the top cornerback prospects from the midwest region and the Buckeye State. Chappel, 5-9 and 170, runs in the 4.5 range and is from Trotwood (Ohio) Madison High School. As a junior he recorded 65 tackles, 13 pass breakups, two interceptions, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.
“I have scholarship offers from Penn State, Purdue, North Carolina and some of the MAC schools like Miami (Ohio), Akron and Eastern Michigan,” said Chappel. “Some schools came by my high school today (Wednesday) like West Virginia, Wisconsin and Notre Dame and I feel pretty good they could all offer me a scholarship this summer.”
For now Chappel says he’s wide open between Penn State, West Virginia, Notre Dame, Wisconsin, Purdue, Ohio State and Michigan.
“Penn State is a place where you can’t go wrong. The tradition is great, you could play for Joe Paterno, their depth chart is favorable to me and I could play with Derrick (Williams) and Justin (King). Penn State is just a great situation for me.
“Notre Dame also has great tradition and academics. They are in dire need of corners. I mean they need them in the worst way.
“West Virginia is a really good program and every year they get a little better and more consistent. The depth chart there is good for me and they play smaller corners. And look at Pac Man Jones and where he went in the draft.
”Purdue has great academics and I have a great relationship with that entire coaching staff. I have been there a few times and I love it.
“Man I would love it if Ohio State offered me. I am so interested in them. DBs that play at Ohio State usually get strong looks in the NFL.
“Same with Michigan. They get DBs to the next level. It would be a great place to play. I like their scheme.
”Right now I am just waiting on some offers and we’ll see what happens.”
Chappel will camp this summer at Michigan and he’s also hoping to camp with Tennessee and go and visit Wisconsin, Notre Dame and West Virginia. He carries a 3.3 core grade point average and 18 ACT.