Georgia Tech receives commitment from safety Shawn Chappell


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Shawn Chappell, a safety from Durham, N.C., became Georgia Tech’s fourth commitment for the 2021 signing class and the second since quarantining directives were established in March.

Chappell, from Southern Durham High, announced his commitment Tuesday on his Twitter page. He listed two other power-conference offers, Syracuse and Arizona State. Tech's scholarship offer, which he announced Feb. 1, was his first among all Division I schools. On March 8, he tweeted photos from a visit to Tech, when the Yellow Jackets had just begun spring practice.

Tech has not signed a player from North Carolina since its 2015 signing class.

Chappell, listed at 6-foot-2 and 181 pounds, has the long reach that coach Geoff Collins has made a priority in his recruiting. In a number of plays on his highlight video, Chappell relies on his reach to break up passes.

Chappell is rated a three-star prospect by 247Sports and a two-star prospect by Rivals. He does not have a 247Sports Composite rating.