Over the weekend there were rumors that Reed, a 7-footer from Snellville (Ga.) Shiloh, had pledged to Maryland. In the end, his decision was put off until Thursday, where he committed to Mark Turgeon and his staff while on campus.
"I just like Maryland," Reed said. "I always thought about Maryland for like two years. I like coach [Mark] Turgeon. I had a relationship with coach Bino [Ranson]. I just felt like it was a great fit for me. I think I can get it done both academically and basketball wise."
"I thought I was going to make my decision later," he added. "But I really thought about it and I didn't want to wait. I just made my decision. I feel like I can see myself there. I really picture myself at Maryland."
Reed and Turgeon developed a strong bond and he liked Turgeon's approach and how he recruited him.
"It's cool," he said of his relationship with Turgeon. "He tells me he can make me a better player and it's not going to be easy. That's what I wanted to hear. He told me I'm going to have to earn my position."
"I like the recruiting class," Reed said. "I feel like we can get something done. We'll be young, but if we play hard and grind next summer and come into that year I feel like we can get something done.
Reed, who has a 7-foot-4 wingspan, finished as the No. 12 overall center and No. 85 overall in the post-July 2014 rankings.