Multi-Sport Speedster To Visit Tigers

This Peach State football star will visit Auburn in January.

Temple, Ga.--For Robert Reese high school has been a personal playground. A standout in football, basketball, baseball and track, the 6-0, 180-pound speedster is one of the top athletes in Georgia this season and is garnering attention from college football coaches all over the South.

An option quarterback and free safety for the 5-5 Temple squad, Reese rushed for over 1,000 yards for the second-straight season and added 20 touchdowns after a junior season with 1,300 yards and 29 touchdowns. Throw in a punt return for a touchdown in the season opener and four interceptions and you have a dangerous player that opponents kept an eye on at all times.

"I'm hearing from Auburn, Colorado, Clemson, Troy State and Georgia Southern," Reese said. "I don't have offers from anyone yet though. I have some visits I have to do first. I have Clemson on the 10th and 11th (January) and Auburn on the 24th. That's the only two I have set up so far."

Robert Reese

One of the faster players in Georgia this season with 10.8 speed in the 100 meters and a time he says is in the 4.3 range in the 40-yard dash, Reese says that he enjoyed being the center of attention for Temple's offense at quarterback.

"We were a triple-option team," Reese notes. "Basically, I just tried to keep the team up and they know that if they do a good job of blocking I'm going to run. When I score we score and that's fun. The pressure that comes with that is good. When the team is not doing good you don't want to get all the blame for it but I'm getting used to it."

Being recruited by Auburn defensive tackle Coach Don Dunn as an athlete that could play either running back or cornerback in college, Reese says he likes what he's seen out of the Tigers so far in the recruiting process.

"They probably have the best campus I've seen," Reese says. "I like the campus a lot. The coaches are cool. They have good fan support down there. I came there once when they played Georgia. I liked it. It wasn't the first time I had been to Auburn, but it was the first time I had been to a game."

Tiger Ticket Extra: A starter at two-guard for Temple, Reese is averaging 18 points per game this season. In baseball Reese played third base, but says that he will likely play center field this season. In track he runs the 100 meters in addition to the 4x100 and 4x400 relays...If there is a sleeper for Reese's services it would be the Georgia Bulldogs. Growing up down the road from a couple of Bulldog players, he says that his favorite team has always been Georgia. "I've been a Bulldog fan forever," Reese says. "My friend Reggie Brown plays now and Jamie Henderson is in the NFL now. They are both from Carrolton and that's about 30 minutes down the road. I've known them for a while."

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