When I saw Chaz for the first time during last year's Scout.com All-American combine at Starkville, I knew he had a chance to be special. All he lacked was the size. Now 6-4 and 270+ pounds, the size has come. And so have the offers.
First, Mississippi State offered. Now, a second SEC team has extended an offer.
"Auburn offered me today. They told me that they are sending me a written offer," said Chaz. "Coach (Don) Dunn texted me and told me to call him. And he told me (about the offer). I also talked to Coach (Hugh) Nall, the offensive line coach. And (Head) Coach (Tommy) Tuberville."
Did the Auburn coaches explain to him why they decided to offer?
"They said they like my footspeed," he said.
While Mississippi State sees him playing center, Auburn likes him for another spot on the offensive line.
"They said that I would be playing (offensive) tackle," Chaz noted. "Last year, they signed some guards and centers and they really need some tackles (this year). They watched my film and said that I have the footspeed and size to play tackle for them."
A third team that is recruiting Chaz said he can play anywhere on the offensive line ... or on the defensive line.
"Memphis has told me that I can play anything, offensive line or defensive line," said Chaz.
Vanderbilt, another team that is heavily recruiting him, also sees him as a potential defensive lineman.
"The other day, when I was on the phone with Vanderbilt, they asked me if I had ever played defensive tackle," Chaz said.
LSU, like Memphs, sees him playing any position on the offensive line.
"I visited LSU today. They are graduating nine offensive linemen the next year or so (and) they said they are looking for offensive linemen," said Chaz. "Their offensive line coach told me that he likes kids that can play everywhere because you may be switching positions. They put you where they need you, basically."
And it appears that Chaz passed the looks test and the game tape test while on his Baton Rouge visit.
"Their offensive line coach took my game tape and watched it while their recruiting coordinator, Coach Henson, took me around and showed me everything," noted Chaz. "He said that he really liked it and that I was one of their top prospects. He said he was going to get Coach (Les) Miles, the head coach for LSU, to watch the film, then they would be getting back with me. That was the first time that they have seen tape of me. It surprised me that they were so interested in me."
The LSU visit is part of a whirlwind one and a half week tour for this very talented young offensive lineman.
"We are leaving for Vanderbilt (Wednesday) morning, then I think we are going to stop by Memphis on the way back Friday," said Chaz. "Then, Saturday morning we go to Southern (Miss). I am going to Mississippi State for their Junior Day the next weekend. And that will just about wrap it up."
He explained the reason for the visits.
"Southern has already told me that I can come play for them," he said. "Memphis said they are really interested in me getting up there. And Vanderbilt told me it will be very special when I come up there."
With so many unofficial visit in such a short span, it makes you wonder if he may be thinking about committing early. Any possibility of that happening?
"Dad and I were talking about that today," said Chaz. "I think I am going to take my (official) visits because I still have to look into the depth charts and see where they see me playing. I think I will go where I fit in the best."
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