Reid Wants to be a Gator

The Florida Gators announced their recruiting class of 2008 yesterday, and now they're not wasting much time getting started with 2009. It appears Urban Meyer is moving closer to getting his first verbal commitment from the class of '09.

Lowndes (Ga.) cornerback Greg Reid visited Gainesville for Junior Day two weeks ago, and now the 5-9, 175-pound Georgia native wants to be a Gator.

"Coach Meyer was very excited when I told him I was a Gator," Reid said two weeks ago. "Coach told me to keep working hard in school and as long as I take care of my grades I can come be a Gator."

Despite growing up in Georgia, Reid and his family have always rooted for the Orange and Blue.

"My mom and dad and I have been huge Gator fans our whole lives," he said. "Last year my mom and I made just about every home game in The Swamp. I'm just a huge Gator fan, and it doesn't matter if I play cornerback or the slot like Percy Harvin, I just want to be part of the Gator family and help anyway that I can."

There is one major roadblock before Reid officially becomes a Gator. The Florida coaching staff wants to see his SAT results. Last night, he spoke with Meyer who asked him to come to Gainesville over the next couple of weeks.

"I did speak to Coach Meyer this evening (yesterday) and he was checking on my grades and everything," Reid said. " I am going to meet with my coach today to talk about it. Coach Meyer wants us to try and come down to Gainesville next week sometime. We did not talk about me going public though but he knows I am a Gator."

Reid has 4.4 speed and currently has offers from Florida International, Auburn and Virginia Tech. Georgia is also showing him a lot of attention.

Last season, he posted 50 tackles and picked two passes. He also rushed for more than 1,000 yards. Early indications are that Reid should be top 100 prospect.

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