Recruiting is really starting to pick up for the Arizona football squad, but there is still plenty of work left to do. The 2012 class is slowly growing while the UA coaching staff sorts out the prospects it's pursuing.
One area that gets decent attention on an annual basis is the cornerback position. For years, Arizona has found several players that have been able to come in and produce at a high level in Mike Stoops' defensive scheme.
One player emerging on the Wildcats' radar is 5-foot-11, 185-pound cornerback Ryan Reid from Sherman (Texas). Reid is being recruiting by UA assistant David Nichol and the two have become relatively close in the process.
"He's a person I can just go to about anything," Reid said. "Like a really close friend."
Reid is a player gaining a lot of momentum on the recruiting circuit. Some of the bigger programs that stretch all over the map have been keeping an eye on the defensive back and he is showing interest in them. For Reid, Arizona is right in the mix of those schools.
"They are number two on my list out of Vanderbilt, Arizona and Oklahoma," Reid said.
Several factors come in to play for a recruit in deciding where he wants to play college football. For Reid, he isn't looking for anything over the top, but he does have an idea of what he is interested in.
"I am looking for a really nice home," Reid said. "People I can get along with."
The summer time for recruits is usually spent traveling and visiting campuses that interest that particular player. This summer appears to be getting off to a busy start for Reid, who intends on venturing to different places in the coming weeks.
"In a week or two I am going to Baylor," Reid said "Then on the 16th I am going up to Vanderbilt and after that I might be headed to Arizona."
Many young football players from the lone star state dream of, one day, playing for the Longhorns. But Reid doesn't appear to be holding out for a Texas offer and is happy with what he currently has on his plate.
"I am really just being grateful with everything I have right now," Reid said.
With much ahead of him, Reid would like to focus on the upcoming season for his high school football squad. In order to avoid any potential distraction for himself or his teammates, Reid would like to know where he is going to college before the start of the school year.
"I am really trying to worry about my high school football team and then about college," Reid said. "I am trying to get it over between July and August."
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