"I wasn't sure I would have any offers a year ago.
"My tenth grade year I was only about 210 pounds and my coach told me that I needed to get serious about the weight room.
"Once I got in there and got serious, I started gaining weight and strength in a hurry.
"I am up to almost 275 now."
The Nashville product is rumored to be very close to the staff at Vanderbilt and that the Commodores are a possible favorite.
"I like Vanderbilt and I have spent a lot of time there, but I am still open to all of the schools," said Givens. "I am just going to go through the process and see where I feel the best.
"I have been to Auburn, Vanderbilt and Tennessee so far for junior day visits.
"I am going to see Ole Miss on my spring break, but I may go see Mississippi State too. I am just going to have to see how much time I have."
The talented Givens reports that both the Bulldogs and Rebels are showing him a strong amount of interest.
"I am hearing a lot from Mississippi State and Ole Miss," said Givens. "I am probably hearing the most from Ole Miss, but I hear from both of them."
Heading into spring practice, Givens is still considering his options for a school and a possibly decision date.
"I am just going to see how things go with my visits and then I am going to decide," said Givens. "I am not sure if it will be before the season or not.
"I feel like I will know when it's the right time.
"I want to have a good relationship with the offensive line coach wherever I go, since I will be spending so much time around him.
"I want to get the best education I can get, so when football is over I will still have a good degree to find a great job with."