One of the most productive running backs out of Western Pennsylvania, Braxton Chapman, ended his recruitment today by announcing via twitter that he was verbally committing to FCS power Youngstown State.
At six-foot-five, two-hundred and five pounds, Chapman's size and athleticism caught the eye of the Youngstown State coaching staff. "They like my size, speed, and explosion," said Chapman. "The coaches also like my vision and see me being a big part of their offense in the future."
Chapman also had offers from St. Francis (PA), Lafayette, Army, and Robert Morris. In the end, a number of factors played a part in Chapman's decision to commit to Youngstown State.
"The coaching staff and family atmosphere were some of the big reasons for me committing to Youngstown State," said Chapman. "I also like having the chance to win games and compete for a National Championship. It's just something I couldn't pass up. I also have a chance to come in and contribute from day one."
Chapman ran for 1,427 yards and sixteen touchdowns through nine games during the 2016 season. Check out his 2016 season highlights below: