Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Reggie Chevis is all business now
By Sam Khan Jr.
Houston Sharpstown linebacker Reggie Chevis isn't worried about missing out on any of the things that come with your final semester of high school.
He has been to the prom. He has his eyes set on a bigger dance now, one that starts with the letters BCS.
The 6-foot-2, 240-pound four-star linebacker, who has been committed to Texas A&M since June, took his official visit to campus over the weekend and while he was there, began preparing for his arrival, which will be in mere weeks.
Chevis is one of five high school commitments in Texas A&M's 2013 class that will enroll in classes in January and be with the team in time for spring football. He's one of nine total prospects, in addition to four junior college commitments, that will be mid-year additions.
"I had fun man," Chevis said of his visit. "I was getting clarification on all the stuff I needed in order for me to come in for the spring [semester]...I got my apartment together and saw what classes I'll be taking. I'm pumped for it. I can't wait."
When he committed, Chevis felt confident in his decision. That feeling was only strengthened by seeing the Aggies go 10-2 in their first Southeastern Conference season.
"I feel real confident," Chevis said. "I feel like they made a statement and they're setting a foundation for how they're going to play in the SEC."
Bonding with the other commitments that were on their official visits, Chevis has bright visions for the future.
"It was good just seeing those guys, knowing that we had the same common goal as far as football," Chevis said. "I think it's very good with all the new commits and talent we have, I think we have a very good shot at a national championship."
He visited with linebackers coach Matt Wallerstedt and head coach Kevin Sumlin and discussed where he'll fit in. Chevis will be a middle linebacker for the Aggies.
"It went well," Chevis said. "They were just telling me how I'm going to be used and how I can make an impact on the team.
"There isn't a better time [than now] for me to come. With two of the starting linebackers leaving, I can come in and make an impact on the team immediately."
His last day at Sharpstown High is Friday. Chevis is looking forward to getting to College Station, Texas.
"I can't wait to leave," Chevis said. "I've been to prom and done all that. I'm not really losing anything. It's straight business now."