Arizona Offers SoCal Defensive End

D'Aundre Reed is a player that impressed the UA staff over the summer when he made the journey to Tucson for a passing tournament. It appears the UA coaches just wanted to see a few games of his senior year before tendering an offer. They must have liked what they saw as they just recently offered Reed. He plans on using one of his official visits to Arizona.

Height: 6-4
Weight: 215
40 time: 4.73
Bench: 270
Squat: 405
Clean: 275
Vertical: 28"
From: Moreno Valley, California
High School: Rancho Verde

As a junior, D'Aundre Reed had 16 receptions and two touchdowns on offense. On defense, he had two sacks and two pass break-ups. The big athlete could play at defensive end, tight end or outside linebacker in college. "I don't care where I play, but if I were to choose a spot it would probably be defensive end, and I don't have a problem with playing linebacker, either," Reed says.

Most schools see him as a defensive end first, outside linebacker second. "Colorado and Arizona have offered me and that is where they like me."

He feels he has the goods to play on the end. "I have good quickness and I do well at outside containment. I am also good at blowing up the strong guard and rushing the passer."

Arizona is one of his top four schools. "I like Colorado, Fresno State, Arizona, and Nebraska. I would say Colorado is in the lead. I like the facilities there and the teams they play. I also like the coaches."

Reed received his offer from Arizona last week. "I am being recruited there by Coach Canales. The facilities are pretty nice and they definitely have a nice weight room. I will probably schedule a visit to check them out again."

His only other visit scheduled at this point is to Fresno State on December 17th. "I want to check out my options before deciding so I will hold off on a commitment for now." He'll be making the trek to Boulder and Fresno with teammate Jonathan Hawkins. "We would like to go to the same school. We'll just have to see how it works out."

Reed has 10 tackles and one sack on the year for 3-1 Rancho Verde.

He carries a 3.0 core GPA and is taking the ACT on October 22nd. Reed would like to major in Architecture.


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