Reed makes huge strides

Big man Trayvon Reed has made major strides with his game and his recruiting continues to pick up.

When the early top 25 for the class of 2014 was released Trayvon Reed out of Snellville (Ga.) Shiloh High School wasn't included, however now he is now playing his way into that status. The athletic big man has made huge strides with his game and colleges are taking notice.

At 6-foot-11 and 215 pounds, Reed has unique athleticism and an improving skill game, and was one of the best players at the Under Armour Hoop Group Pitt Jam Fest.

"I think I have been doing well," said Reed of his game. "I am running the floor, blocking shots, and rebounding."

According to Reed his biggest area of improvement has been strength.

"It has just been the weight room," Reed explained. "Everybody was telling me the main thing I needed to work on was getting stronger, so I have put in a lot of work there."

Recruiting wise Reed has racked up numerous offers with other schools showing him significant attention as well.

"Clemson, Georgia Tech, Georgia, Florida State, and Miami have all offered me," said Reed. "Also I am hearing from Auburn, Alabama, and Mississippi, and some others."

According to Reed, Clemson offered him while he was in the seventh grade, and have stuck with him since then.

"I was just shocked, I didn't even realize what it meant to be honest, but it was a big thing for me," said Reed of the offer. "I do like Clemson a lot."

When it comes to the in-state duo of Georgia and Georgia Tech, Reed says they continue to stay in close contact with him.

"Georgia and Georgia Tech both tell me that I fit well in their program and they are close to home, so I am definitely paying attention to those two schools," Reed explained.

While those are the schools recruiting hard right now, Reed does admit that there is one place he would like to see recruit him hard and he wants to visit.

"I want to visit Kentucky soon," Reed explained. "For the last few years they have had excellent big men and I like the way they play."

For now Reed is focused on getting better and is simply taking everything in. When watching games and talking to coaches he is looking at certain areas to see which school is the best for him.

"It is just how they play and how hard they play," said Reed of what is important in a school. "Also how the coach stays on the players and things like that."

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