Wednesday evening C.J. Reavis took to Twitter and spoke about his recent dismissal from Virginia Tech. Reavis, who was the expected starter at rover on Virginia Tech’s vaunted defense, was discharged from the university earlier this summer. Although the details surrounding the situation have not been made public, no criminal charges have been filed. An appeal was made and a Student Conduct Hearing executed. The plea was denied and the disenrollment upheld in a verdict Reavis’ lawyer called "completely unwarranted" and a "tragic decision."
Along with running back Shai McKenzie, who was indefinitely suspended after being sentenced to a 15 day jail sentence and 50 hours of community service for a misdemeanor conviction, Reavis is the second Hokie, originally expected to have significant playing time this season, whom will not be on the field due to conduct issues.
In the Tweet Reavis posts a photograph that appears to be a screen capture from the iOS notebook application. The cryptic title of the Tweet is simply "Psalm 19:6." The New Revised Standard Version (NSRV) translation of the verse reads, "The human mind plans the way, but the LORD directs the steps." After ruminations about the loss of his ability to play at Virginia Tech, Reavis stated that he maintains full respect for the program, its coaches, and his former teammates.
Reavis’ future in collegiate athletics, which was previously uncertain, has been clarified. He has decided to attend junior college, East Mississippi, for the next year. East Mississippi is the 2011, 2013, and 2014 NJCAA Football Champions. In May 2016 he will again be eligible to attend a university of his choosing. Assuming that there are no further issues it is hard to imagine that we will not again see the talents of C.J. Reavis under the lights of FBS competition.