Chapman Keeping Them Waiting

It's decision time for Hoover standout Josh Chapman, who is expected to again announce his college destination after originally saying he would play for the Tigers.

Hoover, Ala.--It has been a quiet almost three full weeks for Josh Chapman since the last time he spoke publicly about his recruiting. The time is almost up and soon everyone will know Chapman's decision between Auburn and Alabama.

Along with teammate Kerry Murphy, Chapman plans to let his decision be known to the public Tuesday at 1 p.m. says Hoover defensive line coach Chris Davis. There is a high probability the lineman will announce a change of plans and will sign with his childhood favorite Alabama on Wednesday.

There won't be a press conference involved, but Chapman plans to talk to the media at that time. The formal signing ceremony will be at Hoover High School on Wednesday morning along with several members of the Hoover team, including Auburn commitment Ryan Pugh, a U.S. Army All-American and Scout.com's No. 2 rated center prospect in the nation.

One of the top defensive linemen in the state this year, Chapman was an early commitment to Auburn Tigers back on Sept. 4 and said he remained solid after taking his official visit to Auburn on Jan. 19-21.

Things were beginning to become a little uncertain at that time though as he had planned to take a visit to Alabama the next weekend. Scorned by former Alabama coach Mike Shula and his staff, Chapman, who grew up a Tide fan, was offered by new coach Nick Saban and took a visit to Tuscaloosa.

Since that time Chapman has been quiet on the recruiting front. He is expected to end his silence on Tuesday.


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