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Juco DT Chavis Still An Option For The Nittany Lions

What is the key to the Nassau Community College standout potentially landing in Happy Valley?

Penn State is in need of defensive tackles for its Class of 2016. Tyrell Chavis of Nassau Community College in New York would seem to be a good fit.

Nassau coach Antonio Anderson has high praise for his D-lineman.

“Tyrell is monster on the field. He plays mean, disruptive, and can run.” Anderson said. “I played in the league (NFL). Chavis is much (better) than I was at his age.”

The Nittany Lions, Texas, West Virginia and Marshall are all showing interest in Chavis.

“Penn State has been on him during the recruiting process,” Anderson explained. “It was hot and cool interest from the staff. But a few weeks ago, the staff asked for his transcript information.”

Chavis began his college career at Virginia before leaving after his redshirt freshman season (2013) due to a coaching change. He spent the last two seasons at Nassau.

A source familiar with the prospect indicated the first step for him landing in Happy Valley is to be accepted into the university. That can sometimes be tricky for potential junior college transfers.

If he is accepted, things should look good for the Lions. Chavis visited Penn State for the Blue-White Game last spring.

“If his academics are good enough to get in Penn State, I think it's a real possibility he goes to PSU,”  Anderson said.

The 6-foot-5, 305-pounder will have two years of eligibility left starting next fall.

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