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Tennessee State is entering Year 2 of the Eddie George era and expectations are extremely high for the Tigers going into the 2022 season. The Tigers have had an extremely productive offseason landing transfers from across the FCS and FBS levels including All-Americans QB Draylen Ellis and DL Terrell Allen. Tennessee State has continued their positive momentum as former Ball State wide receiver Chevalier Brenson announced his commitment to the Tigers on social media. 

Brenson was a consensus 3-star prospect out of St. Louis, MO and ranked as a Top-15 player in the state of Missouri. He ranked as a Top-135 wide receiver in the country and ranked as the 904th best player in the class of 2021. The 6-foot-4, 217-pound wide receiver totaled 76 receptions, 1,221 receiving yards, and 13 receiving touchdowns over his final two seasons at Christian Brothers High School. He announced his commitment to Ball State over programs including Illinois, Army, Austin Peay, & Bowling Green. 

Brenson saw action in three games as a true freshman for the Cardinals and totaled two catches for 21 yards receiving. He announced his transfer on March 25th before the conclusion of spring practices at Ball State. Brenson received offers from Tennessee State, Illinois State, Missouri State, and Northern Iowa after his entry into the portal. Brenson will have four years of eligibility left at Tennessee State.

Tennessee State returns multiple top contributors at the wide receiver position from the 2021 season including All-American Zaire Thornton, Cam Wyche, Dayron Johnson, and Gerand Turner. Brenson joins former 4-star Georgia wide receiver JJ Holloman as new additions to the wide receiver room for the Tigers. The Tigers also return All-American running back Devon Starling who ranked 2nd in receiving yards last season for Tennessee State. 

Tennessee State begin their pursuit for the Ohio Valley Conference Championship against Big Sky contender Eastern Washington in Cheney, WA on September 3rd.

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