Virginia Tech has been C.J. Reavis’ favorite for the better part of this year. In a TSL article in June, the Thomas Dale (Chester, VA) junior safety/linebacker called Tech “the team to beat.”
Three months later, Frank Beamer and company remain in good standing with the talented athlete.
“Yeah. A little,” Reavis answered when asked if Tech still had the edge over the field, which includes offers from Boston College, Maryland, North Carolina, N.C. State and Virginia. Virginia Tech was the first school to offer, doing so in the early months of 2012.
The Hokies were successful in recruiting Thomas Dale in the class of 2012, signing safety Desmond Frye and persuading safety Quinton Taylor to come as a recruited walk-on. Reavis spent some time in Blacksburg this summer with Frye.
“I stayed the weekend there over the summer,” Reavis said. “I wanted to look to see what life is like there.”
What did he think of life in Blacksburg?
“I loved it,” Reavis replied.
Reavis returned to Tech for the Hokies’ season opener against Georgia Tech. He had never been to Lane Stadium for a game until that point.
“It was crazy. When they played Enter Sandman, it was crazy,” Reavis said.
Besides Tech, is there another school that has impressed the Knights standout at this point?
“Other than Tech, I’d say UNC had a real good atmosphere,” Reavis said. “I haven’t been on many visits, though.”
Reavis turned in a solid junior season, ending on a high note with a 17-tackle performance against a talented Hermitage squad in the Central Region playoffs. At 6’1″, 195 pounds, he has the potential to develop into a safety or linebacker on the college level. He is manning the strong safety position for head coach Kevin Tucker this season.
Reavis feels his development is going well, and he is continuing to build on last year’s...
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