Givens: "It Was a Great Weekend"

After an injury kept him from displaying his talent during his junior campaign, Chris Givens has come on strong with an impressive senior season. Givens, a Texas native, recently officially visited Wake Forest for their showdown with Maryland.

"The visit went great," Chris Givens said of his official visit to Winston-Salem. "It was a great weekend. I fit in well with the players and coaches and I loved the academics at Wake. I got a chance to hang with the players and coaches and know everyone really seemed great."

Givens also appreciated the team's determination, coming back from a 24-3 deficit to win 31-24 in overtime. "I liked how the team came together and were one big family," Givens said. "They fought through adversity and came together to win the game."

"Coach Grobe said they would use me similar to Kenny Moore," Givens continued, "and I like that. He's a good player."

At this point, Givens has yet to schedule any additional official visits but does plan to take a couple of more visits prior to making his decision. "I don't have more scheduled," he said, "but I want to take one to Oklahoma State, Arkansas and maybe one or two others. We'll see."

Although Givens commented that he loved his visit to Wake Forest, he has yet to put together a top five. "I don't really have one," Givens noted when asked about favorites. "Wake is definitely at or close to the top of my list. Other than that, I don't have a top five. I've just got a list of schools I want to visit and once I do that I'll know more."

Givens will likely make his remaining official visits after his senior season as he remains focused on winning as many games as possible in his final season. Through his first four games, Givens has picked up over 500 all-purpose yards and seven touchdowns. "It's going pretty good for me but as a team its ok as [we're 2-2 right now.] I'm just focused and we're getting ready to start districts. It's the best district in Texas."

Givens has already qualified academically to play football at the collegiate level next season.


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