But watching the New London (CT) signal caller on Friday nights and you would never know the he's only been playing for a few years. And college coaches, including Florida offensive coordinator Dan Mullen, are taking notice.
FightinGators.com caught up with Jordan Reed to learn about his interest in the Gators.
Can you update your current height-weight and 40-time?
"6-3.5, 238-pounds, 4.59 40-yard dash, 575-pound squat, 290-pound clean, 275-pound hang clean and 325-pound bench."
Who has offered you at this time?
"Boston College, Duke, East Carolina, Oregon, Penn State, Maryland, Marshall, Tennessee, Iowa, Florida, Boston College, Penn State."
What style offense do you prefer to play in?
"It does not matter, I can adjust and be successful. I have run the pro-style. I have called and read the triple and double options under center as well as in the gun."
What schools or camps have you visited?
"FBU camp, Elite 11 challenge, UConn, Boston College."
How much do you know about the spread offense that the Gators and Urban Meyer run?
"I know a lot about the University of Florida especially the offense. I have watched many of the games on tape with my coach."
What summer plans or campus destinations do you have?
"I want to visit Florida, Penn State, Tennessee and hopefully Oregon."
What are you most looking forward to about seeing in Gainesville?
"I look forward to being at a home game and meeting the players on the team as well as the strength coach and academic support people."
What factors will you and your family use to make your decision?
"My coach has set up a plan with me and we have been following it pretty good this spring."
Is distance something that will factor in?
"No, I will go to school anywhere."
What do you consider to be your strengths and weaknesses?
"Making big plays in tough situations. Outworking my opponents, being a running back in a lineman's body. My weaknesses – I'm new to football. I did not play before I got to high school."
How did your team finish last season and how long have you been the starter? What's your outlook for your senior year?
"I have started every game. We were 11-0 last year. We will end next season at 13-0 and state champs."
What's the time table on your decision?
"Hopefully, I would like to commit before my senior year starts or soon thereafter. It will depend on whether I can visit the schools I am interested in and meet the players and coaches."
Reed's head coach talked about his playing ability.
"He is an exceptional leader on and off the field. When he enters the huddle there are 20 eyes on him and the confidence of all his teammates rise. He is always the first to practice and the last to leave always working to improve his skills and increase his strength and conditioning. He has the ability to find the open receiver. With his strength and speed, he can run over you with his strength and make the first man miss with his athletic ability. He could/will be the best runner/passer combination in the history of college football."
Passing - 122-of-222/60.4%/1,706 yards/28 TD/2 INT
Rushing - 73 carries for 370 yards/8 TD
* Connecticut has a 50 point rule, so Reed's stats are not reflective of full games played
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