CJ Reavis has had an offer from Virginia Tech for about four months now, but that didn’t stop him from participating in the Hokies’ one-day camp on June 3rd. The Thomas Dale (Chester, VA) rising junior safety/linebacker felt good about his performance in the testing sessions as well as the afternoon one-on-ones.
“After my shuttle, Coach Gray said I did real well. Bud Foster said my vertical looked good,” said Reavis, one of five Thomas Dale products on hand in Blacksburg on June 3. “The main thing I want to improve is my 40.
“I did some good work in the one-on-ones. I think I was one of the best defensive backs out there.”
The 6’1″, 195-pound Reavis got some work at wide receiver as well, and he says Hokies wide receivers coach Kevin Sherman was impressed. Defense, though, is the side of the ball where Virginia Tech and others see him playing on the college level. The Tech coaches seem to have a clearer picture of where Reavis would potentially play for them following the camp.
“Frank Beamer was telling me at first they thought of me as an excellent safety/linebacker prospect, but now they see me more as a safety. He was telling me he thought I did well at camp,” Reavis said.
Virginia Tech was the first school to offer, and Virginia followed suit weeks later. Boston College, Maryland and N.C. State have now come through as well. It’s early, but the Hokies currently have the edge with the talented prospect.
“Tech is the team to beat,” Reavis said.
What stands out about the Hokies?
“Probably because my best friend, Desmond Frye, is going there,” Reavis answered. “It would be like a big family at Tech. A big brotherhood. It’s not just Desmond. I know a lot of people there. I think it would be a big bond.”
Reavis and other Thomas Dale players will be in Charlottesville this Saturday for Virginia’s 7-on-7 tournament. He may attend Ohio State’s camp on June 21, and he also expressed interest in visiting Maryland, Michigan, and N.C. State at some point this summer. With respect to Ohio State, Reavis says they may be close to offering.
“They came to my school a couple of times [during the Evaluation Period],” Reavis said. “They said they were going to offer, but Coach Meyer wants to see me run.”
Reavis said previously that South Carolina was his “dream school.”...
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