My name is Joshua Jamal Chappell. I am a 5' 11 155-lb Junior at Centennial HS in Las Vegas, NV (grad year 2012). My coaches recorded my 40 at a 4.61, my vertical as 33", and my shuttle run at 4.21. My junior year I played defensive back in the Northwest Division of the Sunset Conference (southern Nevada). The Northwest Division is recognized by local sportswriters as the "Black and Blue" division because the competitiveness, athleticism and quality of teams. I received 2010 All-Conference Honorable Mention. In spring 2011, I was chosen by the National Underclassmen Combine (NUC) organization as one of their Ultimate 100 athletes, and chosen as one of only three corners in Clark County, NV to attend the regional invitational camp in California. Above all the numbers and accolades, I have the most heart of any football player you will ever meet. As long as I can remember my family has been moving due to my dad's job for the Union Pacific Railroad. I've lived in TX, CO, NE, WA, OR, CA, and NV throughout my life so I've had to adjust to plenty of different climates, cultures, and situations. Football has been a great help to me through those transitions. It taught me that even though people and places may change, striving for excellence and being committed to success stays the same. *I AM AN ATHLETE WHO HAS GREAT PASSION FOR THE GAME. Football has allowed me to do things with my life that I would never have thought possible. I challenge myself in areas outside of sports because of football. I make better decisions because I know I have to set a certain standard as a student athlete. I'm confident in my abilities because I have worked hard to achieve great things and I have seen that hard work pay off. My dad played NCAA Division II football, and he's a constant reminder of what doors can open for a person who's willing to go out there and get it. *I AM AN ATHLETE WHO WORKS HARD EVERYDAY. With each move my family has made, I've had to bring myself up to the top ranks of each new football team. I've had to work twice as hard just to be recognized, but it has only made me a better football player and person. I know what it feels like to sit on the bench even though I am working my hardest. But I also know what it feels like to have the fruits of my labor pay off. I know how to be patient without being complacent. I will never give up because I know I have the skills to dominate at my position. *I AM AN ATHLETE WHO IS A LEADER. I have a story to tell because of my experiences. I have had to prove myself many times, and that process has made me strong and resilient. Other athletes see it in me because I lead by example. My experiences riding the bench have made me a better person because I can relate to those who sit on the bench like I did when nobody knew me. I am a role model and an example to those trying to better their situation when adversity is thrown at them. I never ask a teammate to do something that I am not willing to do, but I always encourage them to work harder. *I AM AN ATHLETE WHO IS PREPARED TO PLAY AT THE NEXT LEVEL. My athletic goal for my senior year of football is not only to go all-division but to go all state as well. I hope to build on that success and become a scholarship athlete at the collegiate level. I am willing to go anywhere to play competitive football. There is no program too big or small. I am looking forward to the opportunity to play the game I'm passionate about, and to work hard and be a leader at the college level.