Senior WR is Ready to Step Up

With Cro Thorpe and Chauncey Stovall gone due to graduation, senior wide receiver Willie Reid has the opportunity to step into the spotlight as the go to guy on offense. Is the 5-foot-10 and 195 pound standout ready for the challenge?

"Yes,"Willie Reid said. "I've been around so I can tell the younger guys about route running and even getting the most out of our drills. But Chris Davis and DeCody Fagg have been here for a while too so they all know what its going to take."

Reid has also been leading by example and practically every player The Territory has talked to has noticed.

"Drills are going real good," he said. "It's a grind but we are getting through them. I'm scoring consistently at about 24. Gregg Carr looks real good and he's really stepped it up."

The former Warner Robins (GA) standout has been working with all three of the quarterbacks trying to establish some early chemistry.

"We have been throwing everyday either outside or on the turf fields," he said. "All the quarterbacks look good; we are definitely reloaded at the position. We mostly work on timing and route running. Drew Weatherford has been out there everyday. He might be the most improved; he worked really hard this off season. I think this year the quarterback position is more wide open than ever."

Reid told The Territory that this team is working harder than ever on focusing on the smallest of details.

"We are making more of a team effort to correct the little mistakes we made last year," he said. "Even though they were small mistakes like a wide receiver missing a block to spring a big run for Booker or Leon, or missing a chip shot field goal. We were a couple of plays away but it's the little things we are working on as a team. We got so many talented guys on this team that we will be back and better than ever. I promise that."

The senior receiver will continue to return punts in addition to his starting role at wide receiver.As a junior, he caught 15 passes for 186 yards and one touchdown. Reid also returned 38 punts for 522 yards.

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