The seven-foot center from Shiloh High School returned to Auburn for unofficial visit and said he liked what he saw as he watched the Tigers' scrimmage.
"They look nice," he said, noting he was surprised at how polished the Tigers look this early in the season.
"I look forward to seeing them play this year," he added. "They look like they are going to do good things. I was impressed."
Reed is hoping to have another impressive season himself. Last year, as a sophomore, he averaged 16 points, 10 rebounds and five blocked shots per game at Shiloh High.
His team began practice this week and he hopes all of the hard work he put into his game during the offseason shows up during his junior season, which opens on Nov. 30th.
"I have been in the gym working on my post moves every day," said Reed, who turned 16 years old in June. "I have gained 15 pounds and I am up to 215.
"I have also been working on my jump hook," pointed out Reed, who is rated as the No. 5 center prospect in the country by Scout.com for his recruiting class, which can't sign until November of 2013 at the earliest.
Reed, who played AAU basketball over the summer for the Atlanta Express in addition to participating in an ambitious strength and conditioning program, noted he is still a work in progress. "My AAU was alright, but I feel like I could have played better," he said.
Reed, who is originally from the state of Alabama, is being recruited by a variety of colleges. However, the junior noted he is in no hurry to make a choice, but added that he is seriously considering the Tigers because he likes the program and the coaching staff.