Reed Having Banner Season For Red Ravens

Former Camden Fairview star and current Coffeyville Community College wideout Dominique Reed (6-4, 180, 4.3) - an Arkansas recruiting target - had 9 catches for 163 yards and three touchdowns on Saturday night, but Hutchinson rallied late to down the Red Ravens 42-35.

COFFEYVILLE, Kan. - After a game in which he tried his best to will his team to victory, Coffeyville, Kan., Community College wide receiver Dominique Reed could only think about moving forward.

Reed (6-4, 180, 4.3), the former Camden Fairview star and a 2015 Arkansas recruiting target, had 9 catches for 163 yards and 3 touchdowns in his team’s 42-35 loss to Hutchinson on Saturday night.

Two of those touchdowns brought Coffeyville back from a 21-7 first quarter deficit and his third one gave his team a 28-28 tie early in the fourth.

The Red Ravens would go on to take a 35-28 lead only to see the Blue Dragons score twice in the final three minutes for the win.

“I really thought we were going to pull that one out, but we just couldn’t get the stops on defense there at the end,” Reed said. “We just have to get back to work and win next week and not let this game work on us.”

Reed, who was suspended and had to sit out the 2013 season, has had a spectacular season to this point with 44 catches for 711 yards and 10 touchdowns in just six games.

He showed off his complete arsenal on the game-tying drive in the fourth quarter – using his speed on catches for 25 and 10 and also his height to go over two defenders on a 38-yard catch.

“I feel like I can beat anybody deep and if you just get it anywhere near me I am going to be able to catch it,” Reed said. “That’s why I am always telling my coach and my quarterback just throw it to me and I will make a play for you.”

Reed had a huge 23-yard catch late in the game to get Coffeyville near field goal range, but Arkansas defensive line commit Jeremiah Ledbetter got a sack on the next play and the Red Ravens eventually had to punt.

“We needed just that one more score,” Reed said.

He caught 47 passes for 818 yards and 10 touchdowns as a true freshman in 2012, but was dismissed from the team by head coach Aaron Flores when he showed up late for a spring practice on top off some other issues.

Reed admitted his was immature and irresponsible as a freshman and knew he needed to make a commitment to the classroom and mature to have a chance to be a Razorback.

“I feel like I am doing that and I am going to continue to do it,” Reed said. “I know they need to see that from me. I have tried to be a better teammate, be more responsible and make sure I am taking care of my books.

“(Arkansas wide receivers) Coach (Michael) Smith has been staying in touch with me and telling me to stay with it,” Reed added.

Reed, who is not a mid-term graduate, is currently planning on being in Fayetteville on the weekend of Nov. 15 when Arkansas is hosting LSU.

“I think that is going to be an official visit, but I am still talking with the coaches on that,” Reed said. “Our last game is Nov. 8, but I am sure we will have a bowl later. But I’ll be able to be down there for the LSU game.”

He hopes things work out and he ends up being a Razorback like former Coffeyville players A.J. Derby and Martrell Spaight, a senior linebacker who was on hand for Saturday’s game.

“Yes, that is where I want to go being the home state school and all and I hope it works out,” Reed said. “I do know that my coach said that Florida and Texas just called to ask for tape on me. We’ll just have to see how it all works out.”

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