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Tyrell Chavis
Defensive Tackle
6-3, 290
Richmond, Va. (Varina/Fork Union Military Academy)

Was a 2012 signee with Virginia before attending Fork Union Military Academy for a post-graduate season where he played for coach John Shuman … offensive guard and defensive tackle for head coach Stu Brown at Varina High School ... first-team all-district offensive lineman ... first-team all-region offensive and defensive line ... Touchdown Club of Richmond first-team defensive lineman ... first-team All-Metro offensive and defensive line ... is a four-star player by 247Sports and the No. 9 prep player in the country … a three-star player by and … played at Varina with current UVa cornerback Maurice Canady ... son of Marie Chavis ... has an older brother, Robert ... enjoys cooking.


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