"It just felt like the right fit for me," he said, "with the school, the new staff, Coach Martin coming in and the kids already committed for my class, and the atmosphere in general made it feel like home."
With his frame, some schools have liked Chewins' potential at offensive tackle. The Redhawk staff has experience coaching kids of his skill set before and he is excited about what they plan to do with him.
"We talked and they are definitely looking at me for tight end. They like big tight ends and used them in Notre Dame's offense, and are hoping I can contribute to that."
Something else that really sold Chewins was the campus in Oxford.
"It was amazing, just as everyone else says it is. It's hard to believe until you step on campus. Once you do, it's that great feeling you get. Everything is gorgeous there. It's really nice."
After winning a state title a year ago, Chewins is hoping his Wolves team can repeat this season, and not having recruiting to think about will help him concentrate on that goal.
"Recruiting was fun and great but it's also a relief at the same time to work so hard for everything and finally make a decision you're happy with and find a place you want to be is a great feeling. Now I can focus on the season and going forward with my team."
He also sees a bright future beyond that with the Redhawks.
"The coaching staff is doing the right things, going out and getting guys that want to be there and compete at a high level and hopefully that's what's going to bring the program around."