Billy Chavis takes in Iowa City

Billy Chavis out of West Brook HS in Beaumont, Tex. took an official visit to Iowa City this weekend. Read his thoughts on the town, the coaching staff, his potential positions, and much more in this premium recruiting update.

Billy Chavis accompanied teammate Jacody Coleman to Iowa City this weekend on an official visit. He spent time investigating the town, the people, and the coaching staff with his host Marcus Wilson.

"I didn't expect to be Iowa to be what Iowa is," Chavis said. "The head coach, the coaching staff, everything ran smoothly, it's like one big ol' family."

For a kid from Texas, Iowa has a certain stereotype associated with it, and that's something the Iowa staff works hard to dispel. What was Chavis expecting?

"I was expecting cornfields, I was expecting snowy hills, that type of stuff," Chavis said. "I was expecting people to be in the house because it's cold outside."

The 6-4.5, 220 pound Chavis, who has played safety, tight end, defensive line, and many other positions, is a hot commodity on the recruiting front, with several position coaches at Iowa lobbying for his services.

"They still want me on the offensive side of the ball," Chavis said. "In the position meetings, I met with Coach Wilson, the linebackers coach; he wants me to play LEO. I left with him and went to the safety meeting, too. I'm thinking of playing safety, a receiver somewhere on the offensive side, or LEO linebacker."

While in Iowa City, Chavis learned something that most Iowans already know, it's a Hawkeye state.

"I was here to find out how early I could play, what are the traditions, and how important Iowa is to the people," Chavis said. "I realized that Iowa is the only team in Iowa. It's either Iowa or Iowa State. People really care about Iowa, they don't really care for Iowa State, Iowa has all the fans."


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