Kahuku High School, Hawaii defensive end Samson Reed is spending the summer in Atlanta, Georgia. This gave Samson an opportunity to attend the Georgia Tech football camp today.
Reed described the camp as a great experience. “I felt like I had a great showing and did well in the drills.” Samson rated the camp experience as a nine. “The coaches said they were very impressed with what I did today and they liked my play very much.” Samson weighed in at 6’3”-250.
His performance at the Tech camp has elevated Samson to the Tech recruiting board. They will now be following him closely. “They don’t have my transcripts yet and I understand they have to have them first before they can offer.” Samson feels confident that he’ll be receiving an offer from Tech.
An offer from Tech would put them on Samson’s favorites list. “It’s a great academic school. I want to major in business or some form of engineering and I know they are a great engineering and technology school.” Reed also likes that Tech has a highly ranked business school. “Having my dad working in Atlanta also helps. My mom could come from Hawaii and see me play if I went to Tech.”
A return visit to Tech will probably take place before he returns to Hawaii. “I know if I were to get an offer I definitely would go back for another visit.”
Reed worked out today under the watchful eye of Tech defensive line coach Mike Pelton. “He said he was impressed with how I handled myself in the camp today and that he will be watching me closely during the recruiting process. He said he would be looking out for me to see how I am doing.”
Seven schools have currently offered Reed. Samson feels that Washington State, Fresno State, and Nevada are recruiting him the hardest. “Now that Georgia Tech is sending me a lot of mail, I would also include them.”
Reed plans to use his senior season to help his recruitment. He also plans to take all five of his official visits. “I think I will be deciding on a college sometime shortly after my senior season is over. It may be a few weeks after is it over.”