Continuing our AAF Player Spotlight Interview series, today Justin Kish conducted an interview with former Oregon State Beavers defensive back, Devin Chappell. Follow Devin Chappell on Twitter.
Justin David Kish: Thank you so much for your time, Devin. How are things going for you today?
Devin Chappell: Thank you for having me! I am great.
Justin David Kish: You just signed a deal with AAF’s Arizona Hotshots, how excited are you to become a Hotshot?
Devin Chappell: Since signing, I have been very excited. I have been waiting for another opportunity to showcase my abilities and I feel blessed to have an opportunity to play in Arizona.
Justin David Kish: You are a former Oregon State product. What traits do you bring to the Hotshots that you learned during you’re college days?
Devin Chappell: My college career were full of ups and downs, so I feel like I learned a lot. First and foremost your gonna get a physical and well-disciplined safety that can cover a lot of ground out of me. I will also bring a physical presence to the back end of the defense. I am a very intelligent player with a back for being around the ball.
Justin David Kish: You played both safety and nickel back at Oregon State. Where do you feel more at home corner or at safety?
Devin Chappell: I definitely feel like my natural position is safety. But having a corner background brings a lot of versatility to my game as a safety. I feel very comfortable all over the field, but safety is the position I will most likely be playing.
Justin David Kish: You are one of many Oregon State stars joining the Hotshots. You will be joining former teammates Tim Cook, Brandon Arnold, and Connor Hamlett just to name a few on the Hotshots. What is your relationship with these guys and do you plan on doing joint-workouts with these guy’s before you report?
Devin Chappell: As an Oregon State alum those former teammates will always be my brothers. I am looking forward to seeing those guys, but we all know that this is a business opportunity. Each and every one of us is training hard to contribute to Arizona having a successful first year.
Justin David Kish: The Hotshots are coached by Rick Neuheisel. How excited are you to play under Coach Neuheisel?
Devin Chappell: I am extremely excited to play under coach Neuheisel. I first want to thank the Arizona Hotshots and Coach Neuheisel for giving me an opportunity to continue my football career as a Hotshot. I have not yet met Coach, but I definitely know who he is. He has been around the game at a high level since before I was born, so I am excited to learn from him.
Justin David Kish: What do you bring to the Arizona Hotshots?
Devin Chappell: Like I mentioned before, I am gonna bring a very intelligent and physical player to the Arizona Hotshots. I am extremely confident that I will have a lot of success in Arizona, and from here I would like to let my play speak for itself. But I am very confident and excited to get on the field again.
Justin David Kish: Give us one bold prediction to expect from you in 2019 with the Hotshots?
Devin Chappell: I think the Arizona Hotshots are going to have a great fanbase in Phoenix. I have family there and know what type of community it is. I am very familiar with the high quality of people that live in Phoenix and I know they will be supporting the Hotshots 100%.
Justin David Kish: Thank you so much for your time, Devin. Is there anything you want to add?
Devin Chappell: Thank you for the time.