Cuero's Reeve anxious to take next step at Henderson State
BY MIKE FORMAN - MFORMAN@VICAD.COM
Feb. 6, 2013 at 8 p.m.
Updated Feb. 5, 2013 at 8:06 p.m.
CUERO - Blake Reeve doesn't mind waiting a year to get his first chance to play quarterback on the college level.
Reeve waited until his senior season at Cuero to make his first varsity start.
Reeve played quarterback at Cuero as a freshman before moving to defense when his father, Travis, took a coaching position at San Antonio Churchill when he was a sophomore.
Blake Reeve returned to Cuero last season when Travis became the athletic director and head football coach.
He passed for 1,672 yards and 12 touchdowns and led the Gobblers into the Class 3A, Division II bi-district playoffs.
He will continue to play quarterback after signing a letter-of-intent with Henderson State on Wednesday.
Reeve expects to redshirt next season.
"It will be a big learning set for me to learn the offense and come into my own at quarterback," Reeve said. "I'm going to really work hard and come together and be the quarterback I want to be. You're never going to be the perfect quarterback, but you can always strive to be."
Travis Reeve and his brother, Charlie Reeve, played quarterback in high school at Victoria High and on the college level.
Charlie Reeve, who is an assistant coach at Texas-San Antonio, played for Henderson State head coach Scott Maxfield when he was at Pearl River Community College in Mississippi.
The Reeves sent a highlight tape to Henderson State and Blake decided to commit after visiting the Division II school in Arkadelphia, Ark.
"It was really beautiful up there," Blake Reeve said. "It fit my personality a lot. There's hunting and fishing going on up there. The football up there is real good."
Reeve knows he's going to be a long way from home, but insists being a coach's son has prepared him for the experience.
"One thing about being a coach's kid is you move a lot," said Reeve, whose roommate at Henderson State will be former Churchill teammate Charles Korn. "I've been all around Texas most of my life and Arkansas is right outside of Texas. It's a move, but I'm used to it."