Thomas Dale (Chester, VA) rising senior safety CJ Reavis has ended his recruitment, deciding to stay in-state and play for Virginia Tech. Reavis, who is rated a 4-star recruit by Rivals.com and 247Sports.com, informed head coach Frank Beamer of his decision prior to the Hokies’ Spring Game this afternoon, Knights head coach Kevin Tucker confirmed to TSL.
Reavis will be the third Thomas Dale product to sign with Virginia Tech in the past three classes, joining safety Desmond Frye (2012) and running back/athlete DJ Reid (2013). He is the sixth player from the class of 2014 to commit to the Hokies. Four of those commitments — Javon Harrison (CB), Kalen McCain (CB), Vinny Mihota (DE), and Reavis (S) — project to play defense initially, while two — Xavier Burke (TE) and Marshawn Williams (RB) — figure to play offense.
Virginia Tech offered the Dale standout only a few months after his sophomore season, certainly an indication of what Coach Beamer and company think of his talents. Tech, in fact, was the first offer Reavis received. He has since added 17 more, most notably Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
The 6’1″, 200-pound Reavis is expected to start out at safety at Virginia Tech. He has previously said the staff feels he could play either the rover or free safety positions. With his frame, he could potentially grow into a Whip linebacker.
Stay tuned to TSL for more on this commitment.