It has been a busy few days for C.J. Reavis. Last weekend the Rivals250 defensive back from Chester (Va.) Thomas Dale visited some powerhouse programs and has picked up two more big offers as recently as yesterday.
"I went to Tennessee on Friday and I met with Coach Jones," said the 6-foot-1, 200-pound Reavis. "Then I walked around with Coach Gibson, my recruiter, and met all the coaches. After that we ate lunch and came back and played NBA 2K on the 30-foot screen. Then we went and saw the facilities and talked to the academics staff. After that I sat down with Coach Jones and Coach Martinez and they told me I had an offer.
"I really liked Tennessee," he said. "It was new, big and they're doing a lot of construction, which means they are progressing. The facilities are amazing and Coach Gibson is really cool. He's a young guy and I can relate a little better to him than some of the other coaches I'm hearing from. All the coaches were down to earth people. We were talking in the office for a few hours about a lot of different things.
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"After Tennessee I went to Clemson," Reavis said. "It was really nice there. I met with some of the players, Coach Venables and Coach Mike Reed, the new defensive backs coach. After that we watched practice and toured the facilities. I meet with Coach Reed again in his office and talked for a while. Then I went and talked with Coach Swinney and he told me they're only offering a few safeties this year so they will be taking their time offering them. I'm calling them on Wednesday and hopefully I get the offer then.
"On Monday Coach Withers from Ohio State hit me up on Twitter and we were talking about how they need some big time players and he told me I had an offer," he said. "I went to their camp last summer and got to find out a little about the program then. I have a pretty good relationship with the staff and Coach Smith, my recruiting coach."
With everything happening so fast, Reavis isn't giving anything away about his top schools
"Well I really liked Tennessee," said Reavis. "It's a SEC school and that's always a plus. That puts them neat the top and I've always liked Clemson. I'll have my top ten by the time summer starts. If I can't make my decision by the end of summer I'll probably make it in November."
Clearly, Reavis has already had a busy offseason but there are a few more schools he'd like to check out.
"I know I'll be visiting Virginia Tech again on March 23 for their junior day but that's all I have planned right now," he said. "I want to visit West Virginia and Wisconsin but those will be hard to get to."