USA TODAY Sports Images

FB Forecast: TE David Reeves

Continuing our player by player preview of the 2015 Duke Blue Devils with a look at fifth year senior starting tight end, David Reeves.

David Reeves

Position:

TE

Height/Weight:

6-foot-5 / 255 pounds

High School:

Greensboro (AL) / Greensboro Public West

Year:

Redshirt Senior

*****

2014 Review:

After Duke lost Braxton Deaver to a torn ACL, Reeves was the starting tight end for Duke throughout the 2014 season.  He factored in mostly along the offensive line and in the blocking scheme, but he did catch 13 passes for 103 passes and three touchdowns.   One of those touchdowns was the winner against Virginia.  

*****

2015 Preview

Reeves returns to the role many expected him to play a season ago - serving as a tight end who will help in a number of phases, but won’t be the playmaker that you see with Deaver.   Still, his role is a crucial one for Duke and one that’ll earn a number of snaps rating high importance.   What may go down somewhat, however, will be his targets in the redzone.

*****

TDD Projection

You wonder if the Duke coaches won’t go with two tight end sets with Deaver on the field along with Reeves.  Both to help with blocking and assignments, but also to stem the tide of some receiver problems found during camp (i.e. drops and inconsistency).   We see Reeves remaining his steady, productive self and playing between 650-750 snaps during his final season in Durham.

*****

How he ended up in Durham

Reeves waited until National Signing Day to commit.  He picked Duke over Georgia Tech, South Florida, Mississippi State, and Georgia Tech.  

“You can't beat the education. Coach Cutcliffe is rebuilding the program," Reeves told Scout. "I think it will be real exciting to get my name out there from Duke football."

"I visited Duke in early December. It was a great visit and I was really impressed with everything I saw there and heard from the coaches." 

*****

High School Highlights

Played at Greensboro Public West under coach Curtis Graves ... charted as the No. 1 tight end in Alabama by Rivals.com ... listed as the No. 51 tight end in the nation by Scout.com ... tabbed as the No. 1 tight end and No. 22 overall prospect in Alabama by SuperPrep ... All-Dixie Region choice by SuperPrep ... helped Greensboro Public West to three straight state playoff berths ... as a senior, caught 28 passes for 356 yards and two TDs ... first team all-state (3A) selection by the Alabama Sports Writers Association and Lineman of the Year (3A) pick by the Alabama High School Athletic Association in 2010… [info from this last section gathered from GoDuke.com]


The Devils Den Top Stories