February 6, 2013

Meet the Recruit: Tyrell Chavis

At long last, Tyrell Chavis will arrive at UVA. A 6-foot-3, 290-pound defensive tackle, Chavis was forced to prep a year at Fork Union after failing to qualify out of Varina in RVA last season. Now fully qualified, Chavis is ready to step in and become a monster in the DT rotation. Chavis has quick hands and feet, and really burst onto the scene this season at FUMA. In the wake of Jim Reid's firing, Chavis was pursued heavily by Virginia Tech. But in meeting with John Tenuta, Chavis decided that Charlottesville was the place for him. Chavis is going to step into a big role at a position of need and, paired with Wilkins, could help develop the defensive line as a strength of this team.



UVA Projection: Chavis could be part of the rotation from Day 1, especially given the departure of Chris Brathwaite. He and Wilkins will (not might or could) become a monster twosome up front for the Hoos. Chavis is a very important piece in the development of an SEC-style two-deep Mike London wants on the defensive line. Yeah, Chavis could be that good.  SEC good.

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