The Virginia Tech coaches didn’t see video of Eagles Landing Christian Academy (McDonough, GA) tight end prospect Christian Reeves until this past Thursday. They were impressed with what they saw out of the 6-4, 215-pound rising senior, who followed up by showing off speed, quickness and talent at Saturday’s one-day camp.
“I felt pretty good about everything. I knew what I could do and I just showed them. I was pretty confident. I tested real well. Those are numbers I’m used to putting up. I went out and did very well in the one-on-ones. I definitely thought I did well all around,” said Reeves, who posted a 4.29-second shuttle and 4.53-second 40.
After the camp, primary recruiter Torrian Gray took Reeves over to head coach Frank Beamer, who had good news for the rising senior. Virginia Tech does not have many scholarships to give in the 2011 class, but Reeves was offered one of the spots Saturday.
“They told us Virginia Tech has to take two tight ends this year and they offered two on Saturday,” ELCA head coach Jonathan Gess said.
Coach Gess runs a spread offense at ELCA and Reeves starts at wide receiver, where he hauled in 26 receptions for 584 yards and four touchdowns as a junior. He boasted a 92-percent blocking average as well.
“Christian was an under-the-radar guy until now,” said Gess, who started Reeves as a sophomore. “He’s about 6-4, 215 pounds. I knew he would be D1 when he started running 4.5s in the 40 at that size. Christian has amazing hands. He is a physical player. He is being recruited by some schools as a linebacker and safety, which tells you that he is a physical player. I know he can play tight end on the next level. He’ll be able to get up to about 240 or 250 and keep his speed. He puts a lot of pressure on the defense.”
Reeves looks to continue the recruiting success this Saturday, when he’ll head to Athens, Georgia, for camp at the University of Georgia. He visited N.C. State this past Sunday and has visited Vanderbilt. Neither N.C. State nor Vanderbilt has offered, but both are interested. Air Force, Buffalo and Central Florida are among the other schools that have offered the speedy tight end, who is high on the Hokies.
“Virginia Tech is definitely up at the top right now, but I’m going to wait to make a decision until after...
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