Is There Room for Chavis?

LSU has always been the leader for Texas product Billy Chavis but with three tight ends already committed in this class is there room for another one? Chavis gives us his thoughts on the situation and whether LSU is still in the mix.

Billy Chavis said he would like to be part of the LSU experience, but with three tight ends already committed, he said he doesn't know if their would be enough room for another one.


"I haven't seen too many four tight end sets," quipped Chavis.


Last season for Westbrook School in Westbrook, Texas, Chavis (6-5, 225, 4.7) wracked up 1,000 yards from his running back position and found pay dirt 10 times. He also caught 11 balls for 70 yards and was named to the all-district team.


Chavis said that so far he has received 15 or 20 offers from schools like Missouri, Baylor, Oklahoma State, Colorado, Miami, UCLA, Iowa, Iowa State, UTEP and LSU. He said that LSU and Miami were at the top of his list.


"I don't really have a favorite but I like LSU," said Chavis. "But three tight ends already? That's what my focus is right now. Three tight ends are a lot. It's just like, what are they going to do with four?"


Chavis is rated the No. 5 tight end in the country by and much of that has to do with his exceptional athleticism. Some feel that he could line up at receiver and that is what LSU linebackers coach Bradley Dale Peveto is wanting to take a look at.


"I've been talking with coach Peveto and he mentioned possibly playing slot receiver," said Chavis. "I don't know if that's something I really want to do. They're trying to get me to their camp in July. They said they'll try me out at slot receiver then."


LSU has always led for Chavis' signature and even though the Tigers have commitments from two of the top 10 tight ends in the country, he still likes what he sees in the program in general.


"I like the facilities and just the image that LSU has," said Chavis. "The fact that LSU is already so talented is a big plus. I mean, growing up I wanted to be a part of it, but three already, I just don't know if that will work."


Note**Chavis said he currently holds a 2.4 GPA and scored a 15 on his ACT.



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