Local Standout has UA offer

Recruiting the home state of Arizona was a clear stated goal set forth by Mike Stoops when he took over the helm in Tucson. He wanted to get the best talent the home state had to offer before setting his sights on recruiting hotbeds like Texas and California. Even though Arizona is home to a mere fraction of the talent of the other two states, it is important to keep the best guys home.

Keeping the best prospects from the City of Tucson is doubly important. That is why the Arizona coaches have offered the top three players in southern Arizona with the third offer going out just two days ago.

Sabino High School athlete Glyndon Bolasky was offered by the Wildcat coaches a few weeks ago and it was only a matter of time before they offered his Sabino teammate, Brooks Reed.

"I actually just got the offer in the mail tonight," said the southern Arizona standout. "They were the second school to offer me, Purdue offered me also."

Reed said he was not too surprised when he got the official offer.

"They (UA) have been showing a lot more interest over the last month," he said. "I think they noticed that I was out at their spring scrimmages and everything. They said that they just got a chance to watch my film and then they offered me after they saw my tape."

When it comes to favorites Reed was quick to say that he is open to all suitors right now but did say that he has always been a Wildcat fan.

"I have to stay open to the whole process," he remarked. "I think that I am going to wait until after my season to take my visits and then decide. I did grow up a Wildcat fan so it would obviously be nice to go to U of A, but I want to look at all of my options."

Reed also went on to say that he feels no pressure from his family to stay close to home.

"My dad just wants the best for me so he is letting me go through the process."

Although he plays a lot of running back in high school, Reed says that the Arizona coaches like him for different positions.

"They said that most likely they want me as a fullback or an H-back," he said. "Maybe even on defense for linebacker or defensive end."

Brooks Reed should have no trouble at all qualifying for any college he chooses. He already has an adequate SAT score and he plans to major in Business in college.

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