Washington (D.C.) Dunbar defensive tackle Dwayne Chappell is getting some looks of his own despite sharing the field with Rivals250 defensive tackle Reggie Ellis. The 6-foot-2, 265-pounder is getting interest from the ACC and MAC so far.
"Programs including Virginia, Maryland, Marshall, Kent and Akron have already started to take an interest in him," Dunbar head coach Craig Jeffries said. "He doesn't appear to have any early favorites at this time. Teams ask about him when they see film on Reggie."
Although he's undersized, Chappell made a big impact for Dunbar registering 48 tackles and three sacks on his way to all-league and honorable mention all-metro honors as a junior.
"He is a little undersized, but he could probably play anywhere on the defensive line," he said. "Teams like him because of the motor he has and the fact he shows up on tape. He does a lot of good things.
"He is quicker than Reggie and very instinctive. He has a knack for making plays and creates a lot of problems."
Off the field, Jeffries spoke highly of his other lineman.
"He's a great kid and a hardworker," he said. "He's one of those guys that does things that need to be done on and off the field to make things happen. He's definitely a leader and players depend on him. He's a great motivator and a solid student with a 2.7 GPA."