Josh Chapman Makes the Switch

Scout.com three-star defensive tackle Josh Chapman has stayed away from the media since his official visit to the University Alabama almost two weeks ago. Chapman has been torn with his decision of switching his commitment from Auburn to the Crimson Tide. He announced his intentions Wednesday afternoon at Hoover High School.

Chapman's recruitment did not really begin until early May of 2006 after he attended the Scout.com All-American combine in Tuscalooosa April 29. Chapman stole the show in the defensive line earning the Defensive MVP of the combine.

The former Alabama coaching staff extended Chapman a grayshirt offer following his summer camp performance in Tuscaloosa. Auburn University recognized the talented lineman and offered a full ride.

Chapman decided to end his recruitment before his senior season and committed to the Tigers.

Out with the old and in with the new. Alabama head coach Nick Saban jumped at Chapman within a few days of his arrival at the Capstone. He extended Chapman a full scholarship instead of a grayshirt, and he decided to take an official visit to Tuscaloosa.

Hoover head coach Rush Propst described Chapman as, "Probably the best defensive lineman we have ever had here at Hoover."

The 6-1, 280-pound raging bull had an impressive senior campaign. He was second on the team with tackles (97) playing on the interior defensive line.

Chapman is extremely fast for his size and plays with a ferocious mean streak. Chapman ran a 4.9-40 yard dash at the Scout.com combine.

Chapman projects to qualify and will enroll in the summer at the University of Alabama.


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