After a successful senior camp last weekend, North Carolina is seeing a flurry of commitments coming in this week. One of those players committing is Fayetteville (N.C.) Terry Sanford defensive end Miguel Chavis. The 6-foot-5, 255-pounder picked the Tar Heels over an offer from East Carolina.
"I committed to coach Bunting, Weber and Pearman earlier today," he said. "They were all really pumped and excited about my commitment. They told me that they like what kind of player I am and are ready for me to play ball. Coach Bunting in particular said he was very proud of me making a great choice. He never pressured me into a commitment and now he is looking forward to see how I become a player."
Chavis claims there were many reasons for him to choose North Carolina.
"I went to camp over the weekend and talked to the coaches," he said. "That really reconfirmed my relationship with them and let me know they were straight up with me. They all made it clear that they wanted me there and were just waiting for me to make up my mind. Overall the visit left a really good impression. On top of that, I'm a Carolina boy and I know that is where I'm supposed to play."
The coaches haven't mentioned much about playing time for the defensive end prospect yet.
"They haven't discussed opportunity to play down the line, but they want me to play ball," he said. "I know I have to work hard and earn it and once I pay my dues I'll get to play. I have no problems redshirting a year."
Chavis is relieved to be done with the recruiting process.
"It's a really great feeling to be done with it," he said. "Now my mind is set and I don't have to worry. It allows me to focus on other things including having a great season this year."
The lineman prospect had a final word to pass on to Tar Heel fans.
"I want to tell them to get ready for some good football. That is all I'll say."