Thomas Dale (Chester, VA) rising senior CJ Reavis traveled to Blacksburg on Saturday, taking in the first of two recruiting events the Virginia Tech football program is hosting in a 2-week span. The 6’2″, 200-pound safety prospect says the visit “helped [the Hokies] because I haven’t talked to them in a little while. It feels like home when I go down there. I get along with the coaches, and I know most of the players.”
Reavis estimates he was one of about 10 players at Tech on Saturday. The agenda included a tour of the facilities, learning more about academics, meeting with position coaches and current players, and lunch. What stood out most to Reavis, though, was a meeting that included four Tech coaches – head coach Frank Beamer, assistant coach Shane Beamer, defensive coordinator Bud Foster, and defensive backs coach Torrian Gray.
“Me and the coaches, we all sat down and they talked about how I can come in and help,” said Reavis, who is being recruited by Tech as a safety. The staff feels he could play either rover or free safety. “They were saying how I fit the defense perfectly because I can come up and make hits. Their safeties come up to the ball. If I do well, there is a chance I could come in and make an impact early.”
Shane Beamer, Tech’s lead recruiter at Thomas Dale High School, continues to be a positive for the Hokies here.
“I love coach Shane Beamer,” Reavis said. “He’s real cool. He cares about family. He stayed on the phone talking to my family for about a half hour before. He’s a real cool dude.”
Another plus for the Hokies is the opportunity for Reavis to once again play alongside good friend and former Dale teammate, Desmond Frye. If Reavis picks Tech, he would be a true freshman the year Frye...
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