Thomas Dale (Chester, VA) class of 2014 standout CJ Reavis had a busy but enjoyable weekend of April 20 and 21. On the 20th, the promising safety prospect traveled to Virginia Tech for its Spring Game. It was then that he informed primary recruiter Shane Beamer and head coach Frank Beamer of his decision to accept Virginia Tech’s scholarship offer over a host of other offers including North Carolina, Ohio State, Tennessee, Virginia, and others.
“I kind of made my mind up [the week before] I came to the Spring Game. I just wanted to make sure it was right,” said Reavis, who received an offer from the Hokies in February of his sophomore year. “I got on campus and I just felt right, so I just told Coach Beamer, and he picked me up, hugged me and spun me around.”
The following day, the 6’1″, 205-pound Reavis traveled to Ashburn, Virginia, for a Nike Football Training Camp. The travel obviously didn’t hurt his play, as he was one of the camp’s top overall performers and he earned an invite to Nike’s The Opening, an invite-only national combine event that takes place at Nike Headquarters in Oregon later this year.
“It’s just a blessing, you know. I’ve dreamed of coming to The Opening. I’ve dreamed of committing to Virginia Tech. And the two happened the same weekend,” Reavis said in a brief interview immediately following the Nike Camp.
Over a week after that huge weekend, Reavis took some time to discuss his commitment and much more in this TSL Q&A feature.
Q&A: THOMAS DALE STAR CJ REAVIS
Have to ask… was it Frank or Shane that picked you up and spun you around on the field?
REAVIS: It was Coach Shane (laughs). But both were really excited. Coach Frank Beamer was like, ‘You are committing? Really? Really?’ Then he was telling me how excited he was and how he thought I was a great fit for them.
Do you know any of the other recruits that have committed to VT in your class? Anyone you are really excited to play alongside?...
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