"He is a Freakish Athlete"

Fork Union standout Maurice Reevey will be discussing his college future with his former high school coach this weekend. CUTigers.com caught up with Highland Springs Head Coach Scott Burton to get the latest on the talented prospect and also a few comments on current Tiger commitment Tony Willis.

CUTigers.com caught up with Highland Springs head coach Scott Burton to discuss his former linebacker Maurice Reevey, who could possibly be a future verbal commitment to the Tigers in their 2004 recruiting class.

At this point in the recruiting process however, Coach Burton does not believe that Reevey has made a decision.

"He is down to 4 schools at this point," said Burton. "They are Clemson, West Virginia, Pittsburgh and Virginia Tech in no particular order. He has not made a verbal commitment yet. He told me that he would not make a commitment until we had a chance to sit down and talk about it."

Coach Burton will get his chance to discuss the decision with Maurice this weekend when Reevey comes home for the weekend. "He's coming home today. I will sit down with him and his mother this weekend. I would not anticipate a commit coming out of this weekend unless he knows something that I don't."

One of the first things that Coach Burton will discuss with Maurice is the possible position that he woulwill play on the collegiate level.

With two schools, including both Purdue and Pittsburgh, recruiting Reevey as a tailback, many options are on the table. "He has always talked about being a linebacker but we will talk about where he may end up in college," said Burton.

"He also wants to go where he can get a good education and where he will get a chance to play and I would say he feels that way about 4 of those schools I mentioned. Then it comes down to how he gets along with the players. He's not one that is concerned about facilities. He's not the glitzy, glamorous type. He's more into personal relationships."

The Fork Union standout has a huge upside according to his former high school coach.

"The sky is the limit for Maurice. He only played 1 year of high school. He is a freakish athlete where the numbers just don't add up. He is 6-4, 200 with a 40-inch vertical and he runs a 4.5. He's not supposed to be able to do those things."

Maurice did not have the publicity coming into his senior year that many of the top recruits have so he is still unknown to some.

"He joined our team late because of some personal circumstances. He wasn't advertised like many of the players going into their senior season. We have a very strong program here at Highland Springs and he was never really the 'feature guy.' We moved him around to a lot of positions. We knew he was going to have to go to Fork Union so we didn't talk him up to the recruiters. He is still an unknown."

Coaches and fans will quickly learn the name Maurice Reevey according to his former coach.

"Wherever he goes that unknown status won't last long. He's got a chance to play football for a very long time and make a lot of money doing it."

Coach Burton also took time to talk about current Clemson commitment Tony Willis who currently plays for Highland Springs.

"Tony, at 6-6, 325, is a great athlete," said Burton. "He's a guy, at that big, can dunk a basketball. He has all the physical tools. He has good hands- his hands are always in the right place. Clemson did well to get in on him early and I think he will be a great lineman for them. He didn't have to go through the full recruiting process."

We will continue to keep you updated on this outstanding linebacker from Virginia, and current verbal commitment Tony Willis, right up through signing day.

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