Cleveland Reed (Photo by Corey Bender)

The Rich Get Richer; Four-Star OL Cleveland Reed Commits to Miami

Cleveland Reed, a four-star offensive lineman, becomes the 10th Scout 300 prospect to join forces with Miami's 2018 recruiting class.

The rich continue to get richer down in Coral Gables, Florida, with Cleveland Reed being the latest Scout 300 prospect to team up with the Miami (Fl) Hurricanes.

Reed, a versatile, stout offensive lineman hailing out of Lakeland (Fla.) High, is a hot commodity with additional offers on the table from Ohio StateFloridaNorth CarolinaLSUUSC and Mississippi among others.

"The reason why (I committed) is because the University of Miami feels like home and everybody is a family," Reed said. "We're bringing the old U back to what it used to be."

Labeled as the 17th-ranked offensive tackle and 223rd-ranked player overall, Reed immediately tagged Miami as the front-runner following a game-changing visit back in late February.

From the family-like feel to UM's history of manufacturing top-shelf offensive linemen, Reed found that ideal situation just roughly four hours south with coach Mark Richt and the University of Miami.

"It's very great (on campus)," Reed said. "It feels like home."

Reed does a nice job of holding his own and playing with a wide base, and flashes nimble feet when operating in both the pass and run. He also pumps his feet and drives through his opponent until the whistle is blown.

You also have to take notice of Reed's ability to sink his hips and play with good leverage in pass protection. Reed flashes decent body control, but is at his best when operating in the run game. He has to continue to work on shedding bad weight and tightening up his frame, but is a forceful and really takes advantage of defenders.

With the addition of Reed, Miami now holds commitments from 16 prospects, including 11 four-star prospects and 10 members of the Scout 300.

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