Linebacker Reggie Chevis (Houston/Sharpstown) is becoming more and more of a commodity in the recruiting game. As of Friday morning, he has six offers – his latest coming from Iowa State on Thursday – and he’s expecting three more schools to offer in the near future.
Arguably his biggest offer came Tuesday when he received a call from LSU. Chevis, a 6-foot-2, 245-pound junior, was offered by special teams coordinator Thomas McGaughey – but the offer had a twist that slightly caught Chevis off-guard.
“They said they wanted to offer either as a linebacker or a fullback,” Chevis said. “They just signed six linebackers in the 2012 class. I’m OK with fullback. I love linebacker – that’s my first love – but I’m OK with playing fullback.
“Just to have an offer from LSU, it’s an honor. I’m going to go down there on the 10th [of March] to talk to Coach [Les] Miles.”
Chevis currently has offers from LSU, Iowa State, Boise State, Texas A&M, Washington State and UTSA. Chevis added that schools such as Texas Tech, Kansas State and Rice are right on the cusp of offering. In addition to visiting LSU on March 10, he’s planning on visit Rice on March 17.
At 245 pounds, Chevis is an impressive athlete who has good speed and strength. He runs a high 4.5-second 40-yard dash, and he bench presses 350 pounds and squats 560. He also was an all-district selection at Sharpstown.
“I’m blessed to have come a long way,” Chevis said. “Growing up, I never pictured myself or anybody in my family going to college. Now I can be the first one to go and graduate. It’s a big thing for me, and I’m taking everything in stride.”