May 12, 2014 6:01:41 PM
STARKVILLE -- Jeremey Chappelle is no longer a member of the Mississippi State football program.
MSU football spokesperson Bill Martin confirmed to The Dispatch MSU Sports Blog Monday afternoon that Chappelle, who was entering his senior season this fall, has left the MSU team after the wide receiver posted a message on Facebook saying he was leaving the Bulldogs program.
Chappelle transferred in 2012 from Tyler Junior College in Tyler, Texas. He chose MSU over offers from West Virginia, Houston, Louisiana Tech, Middle Tennessee, Hawaii and Southern Miss, among others. During the 2013 season, he only had four receptions for 45 yards. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound receiver was a three-star recruit out of junior college by former MSU offensive coordinator Les Koenning. Chappelle caught eight passes for 114 yards in the 2013 Maroon-White spring game but never got any significant playing time in the following fall.
"The toughest thing is the tempo because coming in mid-year as a juco transfer means things are getting set and installed, so you better be up to speed with it," Chappelle said in April 2013. "The easiest thing is the football part, as dumb as that sounds. The catching and running with the football is something that doesn't change no matter what level you're at."
Chappelle then failed to catch a single pass in the 2014 spring game last April.
With all the returning players for MSU at wide receiver, he was not expected to challenge for playing time in his final season.
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