"Mr. McLeod, did you hear about somebody saying that I visited Florida State yesterday?" he said. "It was crazy. I had people calling me all night about it."
"I didn't visit anywhere," Reed explained. "We played Godby last night. I was asleep on the bus on the way to the game, so I didn't see anything until we got there to play. We won the game and we came back home. The only reason I was in Tallahassee was for a basketball game"
Reed said that nobody even called him for an interview on Friday.
Coincidentally, I was in Panama City Wednesday and Thursday. I met with Reed at Bay High School on Wednesday afternoon and taped a video interview that you'll soon see exclusively on GatorCountry.com. In that interview, Reed directly addresses his recruitment
Reed spoke glowingly of his visit with coaches Urban Meyer, Chuck Heater, and Dan Mullen. While Reed and I were taping the interview Bay assistant coach Conrad Moon, whose son, Jarad is a former Florida State center joked with Reed and myself about his commitment to Florida State. Jarad Moon is married to current Florida State assistant coach Chuck Amato's daughter. Coach Moon is a Georgia fan, but was hilarious in cutting up with us.
I visited with longtime friend, Quinton Reed, who is Bert's uncle. Quinton told me how proud the family is of Bert and that they believe he is going to the right school.
Beware!! The next time you stop at that rest area in the Capitol City -- the bomb will be dropped on your unofficial visit. Traitor.