"Man, I am so happy right now," said Chappelle. moments after leaving the Mississippi State campus.
"I committed to Mississippi State and I am going to sign on the 19th.
"I had a great visit and I just felt at home there."
Chappelle's new "home" was discovered during his official visit to Starkville.
"Tyler Russell was my host and me and him already have a great relationship," said Chappelle. "I like him a lot.
"I know we're going to get along great.
"The campus is huge, but Starkville is more like a smaller town.
"It reminds me of my hometown, Jacksonville (Texas). It's laid back and I really like the atmosphere."
While Chappelle didn't inform the Bulldog staff of his decision until earlier today, the Lone Star State standout had already been persuaded to become a Bulldog.
"I was pretty much sold yesterday," said Chappelle. "I knew I wanted to commit as soon as I put the jersey on.
"I just knew it was the right place for me and I love the coaches there."
Mississippi State offensive coordinator Les Koenning was the lead recruiter for the Bulldogs with a strong assist by new receivers coach Tim Brewster.
"Coach K and I have a great relationship and Coach Brew is my man," chuckled Chappelle. "Coach Brew is trying to get me where I want to go and I know I am going to love playing for him."
Having a moment to reflect over his journey, Chappelle believes things worked out for the best.
"The Chappelle Show is coming to the SEC," said the the 6-3, 215 pounder. "It's been a long road for me, but things worked out great.
"I didn't want to go to junior college, but that ended up being a great move for me.
"Now I am going to get to chase my dream and I can't wait to get on the field next year."
Chappelle had an official visit slated for Houston next weekend, but he reports that his recruitment is over and his decision final.