April 4, 2012
Chevis Getting to Know Houston
The Houston Cougars got off to a good start with the 2013 recruiting class last Saturday with two commitments that picked the Cougars over various other major scholarship offers. Both Shreveport (LA) Evangel Christian offensive tackle Josh Thomas and Houston (TX) Bellaire running back Denzell Evans gave the Cougars coaches their verbal pledge following Houston's first junior day.
Who will be the third commitment is open for debate but Houston(TX) Sharpstown linebacker Reggie Chevis has got to be high on the list of possibilities as he has spent and has been spending a ton of time around the program as of late. The three star standout was at the Cougars practice Wednesday after coming out to watch Monday as well. CougarsDen caught up with him and got his thought on the Cougars and last Saturday's Junior Day.
"As far as UofH is has really just been a blessing to finally get an offer from them," said the 6-foot-2, 238 pound linebacker. "Getting a chance to see all they have to offer was great. I never knew they had so much. With all the buildings they have and the construction they are going to have I am interested to see how that goes. I have been to several other junior days and by far Houston has been the best."
In addition to Houston many other programs are vying for the services of Chevis. It seems as though the local product's junior days have likely come to a close but recruiting still continues to move forward including some upcoming spring games.
"My recruitment has still been going pretty good," he said. "I picked up an offer recently from Purdue. I am definitely going to go the the Houston spring game and the Texas A&M spring game. The whole recruitment has really been a blessing for me, I have to thank God for it."
Revis has really gotten to know the Cougar program over the last year as he is said to have attended every Houston home game last season and has been to at least two practices this spring. The new staff has definitely made an impact on him and they know how they want to use him if he comes there.
"They have been talking to me about inside linebacker which is fine with me," said the Rivals three star prospect. "As long as I keep my speed down I can play there in college. Coach Levine has made a good impact on me and him talking about wanting to be here for a long time and he wants to coach my son has meant a lot in the recruiting process to me. I've talked to just about all of the defensive staff so far and all of them think just like coach Levine."
As Chevis continues to narrow down his many options to choose from one thing is clear for the talented linebacker, he just wants to play football. In the end he loves the city of Houston and wan't to play where he is comfortable.
"I'm going to go where I am comfortable," he said. "If it is a place in Alaska that has the softest pillows then so be it. The place I am comfortable at is definitely where I am going to go."
Chevis also admitted that new Cougar commit, and fellow HISD product Evans has already been in his ear trying to get him to go ahead and commit to Houston.
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