Jordan Reed Impressed With Loeffler

It has been a long time since New London (CT) quarterback Jordan Reed verbally committed to the Florida Gators. Reed attended and performed at Friday Night Lights in July and a couple of weeks later made a pledge to the Gators. More than five months later, there is a new quarterback coach for his college team.

Reed got to meet Scot Loeffler the day after the Gators won the BCS title and is excited.

Bound by NCAA rules not to visit before Friday January 9, Loeffler flew up to meet Reed on January 9 just a day after his new team was winning the national championship. Loeffler has coached or helped coach several great college quarterbacks in his 11 years coaching the game. Michigan's Tom Brady, Brian Greise, John Navarre, and Chad Henne were all assisted with their play from Loeffler during his time as the quarterback's coach or a grad assistant.

Reed believes Loeffler is someone that can really help him as a Gator.

"I met him already and he's a great dude," Jordan Reed said of Loeffler. "He came up to see me last Friday. I think he is a nice guy. He will help me a lot with quarterbacking and everything."

Reed is also thankful that Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Tim Tebow has decided to stick around and play his senior season as a Gator. He plans on taking a few of Tebow's practice principles and applying them to his own practice time on campus.

"I think it helps me a lot because I get to learn from him," reed said of Tebow coming back. "No doubt he will help me a lot. I plan on working hard and trying to compete. I want to work hard, get better and make Tebow better."

In Connecticut, there may not be many Gator fans, but Reed was certainly glued to his television a week ago Thursday. He knew deep down the Gators were the the best team on the field.

"I really did expect them to win it all this year," Reed said. "I thought even after the Ole Miss game they still had a chance because the top teams were not any better than them."

Urban Meyer was expected in Reed's home Monday evening and Reed will make his venture to Gainesville this weekend for his official visit. With his grades and test score set, all that is left is to finish his current classes and sign the dotted line to be a Florida Gator.

Reed is a necessity in this recruiting class as the Gators ended the 2008 season with just two quarterbacks on scholarship. We will follow up with him after his official visit this weekend.

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