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Chavis, a 6-5, 225-pounder with 4.7 speed, has lined up all over the place at the prep level but the majority of his reps on offense were at running back. Obviously, with his size and speed, running the ball at the college level is something that will not get much consideration, but after rushing for more than 1,000 yards, it is obvious the kid has skills.
In fact, Chavis has not played tight end since he was in middle school because he was always one of the most athletic players on the field. However, he showed no signs of the long layoff at the Scout.com Combine at Baylor and now every school recruiting him is looking at him in a tight end/H-back role.
"I'm thinking it should work," Chavis said of playing a new position at the college level. "If I put on 25 more pounds and work on my speed some it will work out. A DB (defensive back) that is not my height will have trouble and I don't think a linebacker will be able to cover me."
Thus far, Chavis says that he has 12 or 13 offers. Currently four of the schools that have offered stand out and two more showing a lot of interest are also in the thick of things for the Lonestar talent.
While six schools are standing out in Chavis' mind, there is one that he says has a decisive advantage over the others.
"LSU is my No. 1 school for sure because of the way the coaches have recruited me and I've been watching them since I was little," he said.
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"From the get go he has been the one recruiting me," Chavis said. "I've got a good relationship with all of the coaches recruiting me and I've got a real good one with coach Peveto. He's a cool guy."
Chavis is set to go to LSU this Saturday for a 7-on-7 camp and although he is looking forward to looking forward to learning a few things on the field, he also plans to get something else out of the trip.
"I've been there a couple of times but this time I'm hoping to get to see all of the facilities," he said. "Everything was real nice but I heard they just did something to the new indoor facility."
Chavis may not get to see as much as he would like this weekend because he will only be in town for the day but later in the summer he plans to return for the July session of Les Miles' camp. That trip later in the summer is one that he has been thinking a lot about because he may be ready to make a decision about his future.
"I may commit then," he said. "I can picture myself being a part of LSU and if I like what I see I may go ahead and do it."
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