By Doug Gorman
Sometimes when a talented high football player has several colleges courting his services, it can be a distraction.
Eagle's Landing Christian Academy rising senior Christian Reeves won't have to worry about his college football future anymore.
He took care of that piece of business earlier this week, committing to Virginia Tech in a call to the Hookies' head coach Frank Beamer Tuesday night.
That doesn't mean other schools can't still try and woe Reeves away from the Blacksburg campus.
Nothing becomes official until he signs on the dotted line, and that can't happen until next February.
Still, Reeves is comfortable with his decision.
Reeves found his college home after traveling to Blacksburg for a senior football camp last week on the Virginia Tech campus.
"They have a great national reputation, and I just felt right at home there," Reeves said.. " I had great chemistry with the coaching staff and this is where I wanted to be."
He immediately impressed the Virginia Tech coaching staff with a 4.53, 40-yard dash and 4.29 shuttle run.
After that, Beamer offered Reeves a scholarship on the spot.
The 6-3, 218-pound Reeves, who plays wide receiver in the Chargers' spread offense, is projected to lineup at tight end once he gets to college.
In addition to concentrating on his upcoming senior season, Reeves was weighing offers from several schools including N.C. State, Northwestern, Michigan, Virginia and West Virginia before making his decision.
Assistant coach Tim Luke is happy for Reeves.
"He comes from a great family and we are blessed to have him in our program," he said.
Luke and ELCA head coach Jonathan Gess met with Reeves after the squad's passing league contest Tuesday night.
"We talked it over with Christian and from what he told us, we knew he was sold on Virginia Tech after his visit," Luke said. "We told him, he should go ahead and commit. We got his family in the office and called coach Beamer on the speaker phone."
A year ago, Reeves and his teammates went 9-3, making it to the second round of the Class A playoffs before getting knocked out by Lincoln County.
Reeves has some clear cut goals heading into his senior year.
"We want to make it all the way to the Georgia Dome and play for a state title," Reeves said. "We feel like we have the team to do it."
Reeves is the fourth Division I player from the Southern Crescent to verbal commit. North Clayton middle linebacker Amarlo Herrera (Georgia), Mt. Zion running back Quartterrio Morgan (Georgia Tech), and Union Grove wide receiver Ed Wilkins (Southern Miss) have also announced their college intentions even before their senior seasons begin in August.