Chavis Ready to Camp at UNC

With his ankle sprain almost completely healed, Miguel Chavis has begun to hit the college camping circuit. The 6-foot-4, 250-pound jumbo athlete already has one camp under his belt with three additional camps scheduled for the month of July.

"[The injury is] fine, I'm about 95-percent now," said Chavis. "The swelling is down, I have most of my mobility back, and my speed is back up."

Chavis, a product of Fayetteville (N.C.) Sanford High School, camped at Wake Forest in June, and will attend upcoming camps at Virginia Tech [July 8th], North Carolina [July 14th], and N.C. State [July 17th].

Instead of his high school position of middle linebacker, Chavis will workout mostly at defensive end during the Tar Heels' camp.

"It was linebacker when I was a sophomore, but I'm weighing 250-255 [pounds] right now, so my linebacker days are over," said Chavis. "So they are going to work me out at d-end, maybe tight end."

Preferably, Chavis hopes to stay on defense.

"On defense, you can wil' out and it's more about aggressiveness," said Chavis. "I'm a very aggressive player. I love coming off that end."

Chavis, who has scholarship offers from UNC and Wake Forest, continues to list North Carolina as his leader with two ACC schools rounding out his remaining top three.

"Right now, my top three are North Carolina, [N.C.] State, and Virginia Tech – in that order," said Chavis.

Although growing up a fan has put UNC in the leadership role, it's the coaching staff as well as the incoming recruiting class that is keeping them there.

"I have a great relationship with the coaches, especially Coach ‘Web' [Mark Weber], my recruiting coordinator," said Chavis. "I've been looking on the internet at the [recruiting] class and it's going to be a great year for Carolina. It's a great program. And my family, we're big Tar Heel fans anyway."

Currently, Chavis isn't sure when he will make a verbal commitment. However, he feels that he will be more prepared to make a decision after attending these last few camps.

Despite his injury, Chavis has been working hard in the weight room and has increased his bench press to 340 pounds and his squat to 500 pounds.

As a junior at Fayetteville (N.C.) Sanford, Chavis starred at linebacker where he was named to the All-Conference team for the second straight year.

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