Clemson 2014 commitment Michael Chavis will be one of the top high school prospects in next year’s Major League Baseball Draft. Perfect Game currently has the Marietta, GA standout projected as the No. 28 best player in the nation.
“Obviously it is a high honor. I am glad I am up there, but I try not to pay much attention to it. I just go out and play the game I love,” said Chavis.
The top third baseman had a chance to play at any of the top programs in the nation, but chose the Tigers.
“I talked to a bunch of schools, but when I visited Clemson everything was there from the academics to the weight training and the coaching. Everything was there for me. I felt like coach Leggett and coach LeCroy would develop me to my fullest potential,” said Chavis.
Michael, who would like to make it to the College World Series in the future, has been watching some of the playoffs the last two weeks.
“I have been watching some of the games and keeping up with it,” said Chavis.
How does it feel to know that in just a year his name will be mentioned near the top of the MLB draft?
“It is crazy. I have been watching and seeing my friends and teammates have their names called. It will be really exciting to be part of it next year,” replied Chavis.
What type of player is Michael?
“As a player I see myself as someone that plays for the love of the game. I play the hardest I can at all times and do what I can to reach my ultimate goal of playing in the major leagues,” replied Chavis.
Michael had an outstanding junior year for Sprayberry High hitting .448 with ten homeruns. This summer the prize recruit will play with some of the best in the nation.
“I am going to play for the 17 East Coast Baseball team. I hope to make the Aflac All-American team,” said Chavis.