Offensive lineman Chandler Reeves of McDonough, Ga., is down to Clemson and Georgia Tech with his decision and he plans to make the call within two weeks.
Reeves attended a Clemson camp last week and that’s when he picked up his offer from the Tigers. He was at Clemson Saturday with his parents to give them a closer look, and Monday he and his father made another visit to Georgia Tech. Both visits helped both schools and only added to the tough decision Reeves faces.
“Basically I just wanted to go back and take my parents and look around and investigate and see things because in camp you don’t really get a chance to sit one-on-one with your recruiting coach and have a conversation with Coach Swinney in his office,” Reeves said of the Saturday trip to Clemson. “I knew I loved Clemson from the minute I walked on campus. Coach Swinney has something going there that I think a lot of places are striving to have. I think he’s headed in the right direction. I wanted to take my parents up and let them see around and get them on the same page I was on after leaving camp. Also, I wanted to get a little more knowledge about the schools itself.”
Reeves said they met with offensive line coach Robbie Caldwell for about 45 minutes and later had a lunch with several other recruits and coaches at The Martin Inn. Next came a tour of campus and then the meeting in Swinney’s office.
“I would definitely love to play for him,” Reeves said.
Monday morning Reeves and his father went to Georgia Tech and had a similar experience in meeting with the football staff and others around the campus.
“Once again I had a terrific day at Georgia Tech,” Reeves said. “I think they did a spectacular job just as Clemson did in showing us around.”
Reeves said they first met with the offensive line coach and then went to the business school where he met with an adviser. He plans to major in business. Reeves next sat down for an extended period with the team chaplain who happens to go to his same church in McDonough. And the visit wrapped up with a meeting with head coach Paul Johnson.
“The plan now is to do a lot of praying and thinking and talking with my family and just know that God will lead me in the right direction in making my decision on where I want to attend college,” Reeves said. “How many times in life do you have two decisions to choose between and you can’t lose with either of them? I think that’s a real cool opportunity God has blessed me with and a lot of recruits with in this whole process. I’ve got two world class educations, two great coaching staffs, two competitive football teams that are both looking for a championship. There’s nowhere I can go wrong really. At this point, it’s just trust in the Lord in knowing that his plan is the plan for me.”
Reeves said it’s a 50-50 split right now and neither school has an edge at this point.