As reported by Rivals.com, 4-star recruit C.J. Reavis has given his verbal pledge to the Hokies. The 6-2, 200-pound safety picked the Hokies over Tennessee. He held additional offers from Virginia, Nebraska, Oklahoma, West Virginia, Wisconsin, among many more. Yeah, his recruitment really exploded over the last few months. Tech's Thomas Dale connection, and the tireless effort of Shane Beamer helped the Hokies' cause here.
"It feels great to be a Hokie," Reavis text messaged HokieHaven.com. "Like it's a dream come true. I've always wanted to play football on a big stage and win championships & what better way to do that than in your home state."
Here's what his coach Kevin Tucker said on April 8th.
"I'm getting phone calls every day," Tucker said.
Tennessee and Vanderbilt also recently made offers. Reavis' list includes Ohio State, Michigan, Virginia, Virginia Tech, North Carolina, Maryland and Georgia Tech.
Michigan, Florida State and Southern California have shown interest but haven't made offers yet.
"I'm guessing he's going to be coast to coast in his recruiting," Tucker said.
He's being recruited as a strong safety, but he could play outside linebacker if he grows from his current 6-f
oot-3, 205-pound size. Tucker estimates that Reavis will be at 210 by the time summer practice begins in August.
Reavis was in town for today's Maroon (Orange)–White game. From his Instagram (http://instagram.com/_reavisisland/):
His complete film is here, and more is embedded below.
These are notes from French:
- Plays close to the line, fills well.
- Looks like a whip linebacker, might grow out of rover.
- Attacks the ball and try's to get INT's. He attacks the ball at the highest point.
- Much more of a rover than a free. Covers slot guys ok, but needs to improve his hips when forced to turn and run.
- Could easily move to whip, has the athleticism and versatility.
Welcome to HokieNation C.J.!