Pack Making A Move With Bivins

NC State RB coach Everette Sands has helped make the Pack a player for Gainesville (FL) cornerback Chris Bivins. Pack Pride has the latest on the rising senior's recruitment and where the Wolfpack fits in.

Chris Bivins may call SEC country home but he's thinking about visiting an ACC school over the summer.

Gainesville, Florida cornerback Chris Bivins may be in the University of Florida's backyard, and it's true, he would love it if the Gators offered. In fact, the 6-foot, 174-pound corner will probably be going to Florida, as well as Florida State and South Florida, for camps this summer.
He's also planning on getting outside the state, however, as Pack Pride learned this week. Bivins is hoping to make it out to NC State whenever the opportunity presents itself.

"Lately I've just been going to a bunch of 7-on-7s but I'm going to a lot of colleges over the summer. The in-state schools are for sure but I'm still making other arrangements. I think I'm going to try to get up to NC State. I'm talking it over with my dad," Bivins explained.

Given the distance between Gainesville and Raleigh that's not a decision to make lightly. Trips like that require time, planning and a lot of other things that have to be taken into consideration. Bivins wants to make the trip because he feels comfortable with the coaching staff.

"I talk to Coach Sands and Coach Reed a lot. Coach Sands is my recruiting coach and me and him are real close," he explained. "Coach Reed is the defensive backs coach. All three of us have a real good relationship. I think it's moving in the right direction.

"So far the main reason I like them is basically the coaches. They seem like they're really good. The program itself is a good program so that's a plus. Then they're in the ACC and that's a good conference. Every conference is good but that's one I'm looking at."

Is Bivins leaning to any school in particular?

"No, not at all," he said. "I'm just keeping an open mind with every school. I'm not putting one school ahead of any of the others. They're all possibilities. I'm looking at everything about all of the schools recruiting me ... the school, the program, the academics, the coaches, the environment."

Almost all of the schools recruiting Bivins are asking him to play corner. He maintains that he could also play wide receiver, though it's unlikely that will happen.

NC State, South Carolina, South Florida and Utah are the schools in BCS conferences that have verbally offered Bivins.

"I'm probably going to make a decision before the season because I'm graduating early. I'll probably do it before too long. I don't know if I'll make a commitment and then take five visits or if I'll take five visits and then make a commitment. I'm still thinking which one I should do. I'll probably have a top five by next week," Bivins concluded.

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