Michael Chavis, one of the top infielders in the Southeast, has given a verbal commitment to the Tigers. The Sprayberry High standout gave the good news to coach Leggett on Sunday.
“I called coach Leggett and he was actually working out when I called him. He and I had a general conversation about how everything was going with baseball, family and grade wise. Then I went on to tell him that I’m ready to be a Clemson Tiger because the Clemson baseball program was the best fit for me as a player and and a person. I felt that with coach Leggett coaching me I could really grow to be the best player I can be,” said Chavis.
Coach Leggett was thrilled to get the good news from the 2014 prospect.
“He was so fired up about the news he said he was going to do 300 more pushups,” said Chavis.
As soon as Michael visited campus he knew Clemson was the perfect fit.
“I picked Clemson because as soon as I walked on the field I fell in love with it. Everybody always told me when I walked on the campus of the school that’s meant for me I’ll know it and that is exactly how it was. The whole time coach Leggett was showing my move and I around all we could talk about was how great everything was and what a great fit it was for me. Whether it was the workout program with “D-love”, talking to some of the freshmen or looking at the academics we just felt that it where I need to go,” said Chavis.
Coach Leggett quickly earned the respect of the Georgia standout who selected the Tigers over Georgia Tech and Georgia.
“The thing that caught my eye about coach Leggett is when he said “he’s my dad away from home”. As soon as he said that I completely understood why he thought that and could see that he is that kind of man coach. He talked to me about what he liked about me as a player, but he seemed interested in me personally as well,” said Chavis.