Heels Still Lead For Chavis

While he is still reaping the benefits of his Shrine Bowl Combine performance, an ankle sprain kept Fayetteville (N.C.) Terry Sanford linebacker-tight end Miguel Chavis on the sidelines for the Shrine Bowl invitation practice Saturday.

"I sprained my ankle about a week and a half ago – it's a little swollen up," said Chavis. "Thank god I didn't pull any ligaments or tendons or stress anything. Right now I'm about 75-percent."

Regardless, the North Carolina Shrine Bowl coaching staff still considers Chavis, a 6-foot-4 245-pounder, one of their top choices for tight end.

On the recruiting front, Chavis is being recruited to play defensive end and linebacker as well as tight end.

North Carolina is still his lone scholarship offer, but things have picked up for Chavis the last few weeks.

"A lot more is going on [since the Shrine Bowl combine] -- [N.C.] State, Virginia Tech, Virginia, Wake Forest, [and] Florida [are interested]," said Chavis. "Virginia Tech said if you come up here we'll give you a scholarship, Wake Forest said you come down here Sunday [June 11th] we'll give you a scholarship. Coach [Curt] Cignetti [of N.C. State] is looking at me and said I need to come to their summer camp. A lot of schools want me to come to their camps."

Thus far, Chavis is looking at attending camps at Clemson, Virginia Tech, Virginia, N.C. State, Wake Forest, and North Carolina.

A North Carolina fan since his was young, the Tar Heels remain as his leader.

"Yea Carolina is definitely my leader still," said Chavis. "They keep me comfortable. The coaching staff is honest, they're real people. The recruiting class they have coming in. The facilities – it's a beautiful campus. I believe its going to be a real good program coming up."

As a junior, Chavis starred at linebacker where he was named to the All-Conference team for the second straight year.

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