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Marshall football’s Reavis looking to bounce back after fallout at Virginia Tech

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The Marshall University football program recently welcomed safety C.J. Reavis as a junior transfer.

Reavis joined the Herd after being dismissed from Virginia Tech University for an unspecified violation following his freshman season and attending East Mississippi Community College last season.

Saddled with a new program, coach and teammates, Reavis said he is looking forward to improving his game during spring practices.

“I just look forward building chemistry with my team, learning the playbook and just adjust to this new style of offense,” Reavis said.

Coming from an Atlantic Coast Conference university, where Reavis was a projected starter heading into his sophomore campaign, Reavis may have high expectations among the Herd fan base, but Reavis said the game is the one thing that always remains constant.

“The coaching is different and the plays are different, but it’s just football at the end of the day,” Reavis said. “I don’t think I will let the Marshall fans down.”

Reavis said he does feel the pressure of the Marshall fans, but he said he enjoys pressure and it keeps him motivated.

“This spring season is the best time to work on minor things I need to work on,” Reavis said.

Reavis said specifically he has been working on finishing his plays and keeping his technique when he is fatigued.

Reavis said his family is the biggest motivator in his effort to improve and work on his craft daily.

Reavis will have the chance to display his improvement April 30 in the Marshall spring game, where he said he is anxious to put talents on display that aren’t just football related.

“I can’t wait to catch my first interception, and bust a dance move,” Reavis said.

Danielle Wright can be contacted at [email protected]

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