Chavis Unofficially Visits Chapel Hill

CHATHAM, Va. --- North Carolina assistant coaches Kenny Browning and Danny Pearman traveled to Hargrave Military Academy last Friday with one goal in mind – get Miguel Chavis on campus to meet new UNC head coach Butch Davis.

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    The duo was successful, as Chavis and his brother unofficially visited Chapel Hill Saturday for the Tar Heels' basketball game against Kentucky.

    "It was a very impressive game," Chavis said, following Monday's open workout at Hargrave Military Academy. "I enjoyed the visit. The coaches treated us like royalty."

    While in Chapel Hill, Chavis, who pledged to UNC in July but de-committed after John Bunting's dismissal, spoke to Davis for roughly 20 minutes.

    "We talked about his goals, who he is, who am I as a football player and more than a football player, and how I fit in [at UNC]," said Chavis.

    "You don't want to walk into a situation and not know the coach, so this was basically to get to know each other. He knows what he's talking about. He's a very confident coach. That's all I really know about him. I'm still trying to get to know him."

    If Chavis becomes a Tar Heel, Davis' initial plan is to use the 6-foot-4, 260-pounder as a pass rushing defensive end.

    During the visit, Chavis was also informed that his primary recruiter, Mark Weber, was released and that Browning and Pearman would handle his recruitment.

    On Monday afternoon, Browning and Pearman – along with Andre Powell – revisited Chatham for the open workout.

    The next goal of the North Carolina coaching staff is to get Chavis to officially visit.

    "It's looking like Carolina [will get a visit], but we're waiting to see right now," said Chavis. "I'm going to keep in touch with the coaches and see what happens with them. I'm leaning towards Carolina [for my final visit], but it still isn't concrete, yet."

    Chavis has four official visits scheduled – Tennessee on December 8th, Georgia on December 15th, Maryland January 12th, and Clemson on January 19th.

    Heading into his official visits, Chavis said he still favors Tennessee.

    "The relationship I have with the coaches [at Tennessee has them in the lead]," said Chavis. "They're real, real cool guys. Tennessee has put a lot of defensive prospects in the NFL – I think they're second behind Miami. It's a great program. Plus, there's nothing like playing in front of 110,000 [fans for home games]."

    Chavis, admits his recruitment is far from over, and he won't make his final decision until all five of his official visits have been taken.

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