Eagles Landing Christian Academy (McDonough, GA) tight end Christian Reeves has become the third prospect to commit to Virginia Tech in the 2011 class. The 6-4, 215-pound prospect informed the Tech coaches of his decision this evening, less than two weeks after earning an official scholarship offer after a stellar camp performance.
“I committed probably around 8 tonight,” said Reeves, who also had offers from the Air Force Academy and Central Florida and interest from Georgia, N.C. State and Vanderbilt.
“I’ve just been thinking it over and I decided that even if I did receive other scholarship offers they wouldn’t trump Tech’s offer. Instead of dragging it out and piling up offers, I committed to the place I wanted to be so I could focus on working towards next season.”
Reeves called Virginia Tech “the place for me.”
“Going up there to that camp, they were already pretty high on the list,” Reeves said. “Virginia Tech is a national powerhouse. It has great academics, which is high for me. I loved the campus, the football facilities and everything. Working with the coaches one-on-one and being around all of them is the biggest factor. I felt comfortable with all of them.”
Starting at wide receiver on offense, Reeves hauled in 26 receptions for 584 yards last season as a junior. He posted an impressive 4.53-second 40 time at Tech’s camp, so he has excellent speed for his size. Frank Beamer and company envision more of an H-back type of role for Reeves.
“What they’ve communicated to me is kind of like an H-back,” Reeves said. “They want to put me at a number of places on the field. They could split me out and create mismatches.”
The ELCA star rising senior carries a 3.5 GPA and may consider early graduation, though he currently has no plans to graduate early. For now, he’s happy to be a Hokie. Reeves committed first to his primary recruiter, Torrian Gray, who then gave notice to Coach Beamer.
“They were very excited and happy I decided Tech is the place I wanted to be,” Reeves said. “They are ready to get me up there and I’m ready to get up there and help them win a championship.”
Reeves is the first offensive commit for Tech in this class. Defensive tackle Kris Harley and safety/linebacker Ronny Vandyke have committed as well.