Two-way Star Jamal Reid

Jamal Reid is a four-star cornerback/wide receiver from Lafayette H.S, Florida. He is amongst the best two-way players in the state and already has a handful of offers from elite schools from across the south. UCF is one of the schools to have offered Reid and both he and the schools have a mutual amount of interest in one another. Here is what he had to tell InsideKnights.com:

Jamal Reid has it all. He is a 6'0", 175 lb. player with 4.4 speed who is rated as one of the best athletes in the state of Florida. So it is no wonder that Reid holds offers from Clemson, Miami, Mississippi, USF, and UCF. The Knights have displayed a strong amount of interest in Reid, and the Lafayette H.S. product has felt the same way towards UCF.

"I really like everything about UCF. They won their conference last year, which was the first in school history, and that says a lot. It is a rising program with great players and it seems like a terrific place to play football," Reid told InsideKnights.com.

UCF is recruiting the four-star player as a wide receiver, as is USF. Miami likes Reid on defense, as he is ranked the 14th best corner in the nation, but either way Reid will be happy.

"There's not really a preference for me. Most schools though are recruiting me as a receiver."

When asked about the success of Knight receivers such as Mike Walker and Brandon Marshall, Reid perked up.

"It shows that if you work hard you'll make it and that the coaches will push me to get to the next level. I'd love to be NFL bound."

Reid visited UCF for Junior Day and liked everything he saw.

"It was beautiful, they had great facilities, the entire college campus was nice and I liked the coaches."

Reid is being recruited by Coach Geoff Collins and says he has a good relationship with him.

"He's a pretty good guy. I haven't talked to him in a while but he sends me mail all the time." Collins and the Knights have been recruiting Reid aggressively for some time now, and that seems to be paying dividends. "It helps a lot. It shows that they really want me."

Right now, Reid doesn't have any leaders for his services, but UCF has impressed him thus far and will likely be a top team vying for him later in the season. Reid doesn't know who he'll visit yet during the season, but expect for the Knights to be one of the schools he takes an official visit to. However, Reid will weigh out all his options before making a commitment.

"I'll probably make my decision towards the end of the season or even Signing Day."

Reid will look at various factors when choosing a school, and fortunately for UCF, they offer what he desires.

"I'm looking for a place with a tight football family and great academics so I can get a good education."

With tremendous talent, a good work ethic and tons of versatility, Reid has rightfully earned a plenty of terrific offers. UCF is towards the top of his list and with the Knights' pedigree for sending receivers to the pros and Reid's tremendous talent, UCF and Reid might be a perfect fit.


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