Chavis gives Aggies thumbs up

What was the highlight of the weekend for A&M commit Blake Chavis? Was there anything he discovered that he didn't already know? How is this recruiting class coming together as a group? Aggie Websider's David Sandhop visits with the Beaumont athlete about his weekend visit.

Beaumont (TX) Westbrook athlete Blake Chavis is familiar with many aspects of Texas A&M and the football program. His older brother, Billy, played this season as a true freshman for the Aggies.

However, there was one element to Texas A&M life that Chavis was not aware of until this weekend.

"Everything was amazing on the visit. It was first rate," Chavis said. "They showed us a lot of love. The party scene was much better than I thought. Northgate – That's where it's at. The students and the ladies were very friendly."

But it wasn't all about the nightlife.

Chavis also spoke to Coach Sherman about his future position. Originally recruited by the previous staff as a tight end, the 6-foot-4, 235-pound athlete really blossomed at the defensive end position his senior year. It was something he wanted to clarify on the visit.

"I asked Coach Sherman where he wanted me, and he said the position that gets me on the field the quickest," Chavis said. "I told him defensive end, and he said you're a defensive end and he hooked me up with Coach Wyatt (new defensive line coach)."

The three-star recruit spent some time with Coach Wyatt and the two hit it off immediately. In fact, the two went into an impromptu teaching session on three-point stance techniques.

"It was instant chemistry between us. We were clicking on all cylinders," Chavis explained. "He showed some things he likes to teach, and I showed him some of my moves. He was impressed. He said I knew my stuff."

Other than the nightlife, Chavis said the highlight of the weekend was getting to spend time with his future teammates and hanging out with other recruits in his class. He mentioned that the group built a special chemistry while in College Station.

"We bonded like a family. As soon as we got there it all just clicked," Chavis said. "Guys like Rod (Davis), LC (Leroy Chevalier), and KJ (KJ Williams), they were bringing it and telling us how we were going to be the class that makes it happen."

Chavis traveled to College Station with fellow Beaumont native and A&M commit Derrick Hall, and the two were hosted by older brother Billy. Did he give them any insight into the new coaching staff?

"Not really. He hasn't had a chance to talk to the new coaches, but he says the players are looking forward to turning it around here," Chavis said. "They are supposed to have a big team meeting tonight to discuss the team and what the coaches expect of the players."

Despite the high marks from the weekend, Chavis and Hall still plan to take a scheduled visit to Missouri next weekend. Chavis elaborated on the situation.

"We're solid to A&M, no doubt about it. A&M is where we want to be," Chavis said. "This is our first visit and our families want us to take another visit just to check it out. I don't see how Missouri can change our mind. It's gonna be tough. A&M brought its game this weekend."

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