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For Miguel Chavis , summer football camps have simply served as another chance for him to play football. “I just love the game of football,” Chavis said. “There is nothing better than playing football.”
But it has also been successful, as he recently earned a scholarship from Virginia Tech as a result of his camp performance last weekend. The 6-5, 258-pound Sanford (Fayetteville, N.C.) standout defensive line prospect now has three official scholarship offers, with UNC and Wake Forest being the others.
“At the end of the day, I met with my position coach,” Chavis said. “Then I met Coach Beamer again in his office. That’s when he offered me.”
Chavis, who earned first-team all-conference honors last season as a junior, posted a 4.5 in the shuttle and a 4.9 in the 40-yard dash. He felt very good about his performance in the one-on-one’s, where he went up against the likes of Hylton standout William Alvarez.
“I played both positions at the camp and did well at both positions, but I love to play the defensive end position,” Chavis said. “I love the explosion and aggressiveness of the position.”
Virginia Tech impressed Chavis, but it wasn’t enough to propel the Hokies to the front of his list at this time. Tech is heavily in the mix, however.
“It’s [North] Carolina, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest in that order,” Chavis said, referring to his favorite schools. “For Carolina, I have a great relationship with the coaches. And they are building a great class in 2007. Virginia Tech really impressed me, though. They are up there. Their football program speaks for itself. It’s big time football there.”
A decision will not come any time soon for the North Carolina standout, as he seems intent on taking his time.
“I want to wait a little bit,” Chavis said. “Virginia Tech asked if I would commit early, but I think I’ll do it later on. I think I want to take some official visits. I might decide after my senior season, around the time of the Shrine Bowl.”
This week, Chavis plans to return to UNC on July 14th and will then head to N.C. State on July 17th. Both visits are for camps.