Samson Reed

With many scholarship offers on the table, Reed holds BYU among his top college choices.

Playing defensive tackle at Kahuku High School, Samson Reed was the first to receive a scholarship from the coaches of BYU. That was about a year ago. caught up with Reed for a quick update to see how things are going since then.

It’s been a year since Reed received his scholarship from the coaches of BYU. The three-star weak-side defensive tackle still receives mail from the Cougar coaching staff and hopes he’ll be seeing them soon. 

“I received an offer from BYU last year after my sophomore season, and I still receive flyers and mail but I haven't been contacted directly by any coaches that recently,” Reed said. “I hope they come out to visit me during our spring ball.”

Along with BYU, Reed holds many other offers. They include Fresno State, Hawaii, UNLV, Nevada, Washington State, and San Diego State. 

“I currently have seven D-1 offers and BYU is one of my top three that I have,” said Reed. “I still have to learn a lot more about all these schools before I can make the best choice for me.”

He plans on coming out to visit BYU over the summer to better educate himself with the Cougar option.

“I'd like to plan an unofficial visit this summer and get a feel for the whole school and program,” said Reed. “I'd like to feel that the coaches of whatever school I pick really want me to be a big part of their program.” 

BYU head coach Kalani Sitake and Samson Reed have met together in the past and the two have conversed. Reed has a lot of respect for Coach Sitake both as a person and as a coach. 

“I met Coach Sitake a couple times and he's awesome!” Reed said. “I love his energy and coaching style from the videos I've seen. I like what he has done for the program since he became the head coach.”

If Reed does decide to commit to BYU he knows he’ll be in good hands. Many on staff are from the same Hawaiian town as Reed and really close to the Reed family. 

“Lots of Polynesian coaches and players are from this part of Hawaii where I live (Laie), so I know I'll be in good hands and with family,” said Reed. “I'm just excited for my senior season, and I'm prepping to be the best I can be to contribute at the next level.”

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