DB CJ Reavis (6-1 202) of Chester, VA has offers from Virginia, Virginia Tech, Maryland, Boston College, NC State, North Carolina, Wake Forest, Tennessee, Ohio State, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Georgia, Tech, Connecticut, UMass and Vanderbilt with interest from Clemson, Cincinnati and Michigan. Recently, Reavis visited the Upstate. “I liked it a lot,” he said. “I liked the way the coaches came after me.” He went onto express interest in the Tigers. Reavis has been to Virginia, Virginia Tech, North Carolina, Wake Forest and Ohio State as well. Of those visits, UVA and UNC made the biggest impression. “They were all nice visits but Virginia and North Carolina stood out,” said Reavis. “I got to sit down with the head coaches and talk. That was pretty cool.” This summer he plans to narrow his list to ten and does not have any current favorites. As a junior, Reavis totaled 107 tackles, two interceptions and three forced fumbles.
DL Josiah Coatney (6-4 265) of Douglasville, GA named Georgia, Florida State and Clemson as his top three saying, “The only reason Clemson isn’t number one is because I haven’t visited them yet.” Coatney has not received any offers but is expected several this summer. “I just transferred schools and the NCAA won’t look at my academics until May,” he said. “A lot of schools are telling me they’re going to offer me as soon as they find out that I’m good to play.” He named USC, Georgia, Auburn, West Virginia, Florida, Alabama and Vanderbilt as those schools. Other programs showing interest include Clemson and Michigan State. “I really like Clemson a lot,” said Coatney. “I like their coaches and the way they do things. I want to talk to them about coming up for a visit.” Much of his family lives in South Carolina prompting him to like the Gamecocks as well. “I lot of them only get to see me play once or twice a year,” he said. “It would be nice to play for USC or Clemson. (USC) is telling me pretty much what everyone else is saying (about qualifying). They told me they like me on tape and how I play.” Coatney has visited Auburn, Georgia, Mississippi State, Georgia Tech and Alabama and heads to FSU during spring break. He totaled 59 tackles, 11.5 sacks and four forced fumbles last season.
USC will hold its second junior day Saturday in conjunction with spring practice and OL Christian Taylor of White Knoll plans to attend. Taylor has offers from NC State and Coastal Carolina and would love to land one from the Gamecocks. “They say they love my film and how I play,” Taylor said. “They want me to come to camp they can be sure of my skills before their offer. I think I’ll get one at camp.” But, Taylor adds, he would not immediately commit with an offer. Taylor also plans to attend the USC spring game. Marshall has been talking to him and wants him to visit. He also plans to visit Florida and Tennessee for spring practices. He has been to North Carolina and NC State. Taylor said he’s not hearing much from Clemson any longer since they have a commitment from a guard in Taylor Hearn of Williston-Elko.