Texas A&M DT Reggie Chevis leaves for Houston as graduate transfer

Reggie Chevis

Texas A&M defensive tackle Reggie Chevis is leaving as a graduate transfer for Houston; he announced the move on Twitter on Wednesday night.


“The last four years have been the best years of my life,” Chevis wrote. Being an Aggie has transitioned me from Boyhood to Manhood. Who would have ever thought a young kid from the 3rd Ward Houston would be graduating with a Texas A&M degree. While I have enjoyed my time here as an Aggie, after much prayer and consultation of my family I will be graduating in May (and) leaving TAMU.

“I would like to thank Coach (Kevin) Sumlin and Aggie football staff for all they have done for me. Most of all I would like to thank the Aggie Nation for embracing me with so much love. You guys are truly the best fans ever!

“So without further a due (sic) I would like to announce that I will attending graduated (sic) school while playing my final school back home at the University of Houston. GoCoogs”

Chevis is a Houston native; he played at Sharpstown High. As a graduate transfer, he will be able to play for the Cougars immediately.

After redshirting as a true freshman in 2013 and making one tackle in five games in 2014 and 2015, Chevis (6 feet 2, 295) saw a big jump in playing time last season. He played in 13 games and made 25 tackles, two for loss, in addition to forcing a fumble.

The Aggies’ interior defensive line should be in good hands even without Chevis, as Zaycoven Henderson, Daylon Mack and Kingsley Keke return. In addition, redshirt freshman Justin Madubuike had a big spring and moved ahead of Chevis on the depth chart.

A&M faces bigger questions at defensive end, where they lost two starters in overall No. 1 draft pick Myles Garrett and Daeshon Hall.

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