Growing up Reed had made previous trips to Georgia Tech for AAU tournaments but had never taken the time to visit the campus. "The campus was nicer than I expected", said Brandon. "I loved the city vibe of the campus."
One of the focuses of the visit was academics. "A degree from Georgia Tech would mean a lot in the future." Reed wants to major in communications and the coaching staff had a surprise for him. "They arranged to take me on a tour of CNN." This was something that Brandon really liked. Even though his focus is on basketball, he's looking for the full college experience.
Reed's arrival on Tuesday night gave him a chance to reacquaint himself with Coach Paul Hewitt and Georgia Tech guard Mfon Udofia. Reed had taken a few trips to Tech for football visits and has known Coach Hewitt for a while. Reed knew Udofia from his AAU experience.
The makeup of the coaching staffs is one thing that Reed will be taking a close look at on his visits. He's looking for coaches that can develop him and coaches with which he has a good relationship. "I like to joke a lot and I was able to do that with the Tech coaches." The favorite part of the trip for Brandon was hanging out with the coaches and the players.
Reed has not made a final decision on asking for a waiver but may be leaning towards not applying for one. "I could sit out a year to get stronger which will help me to play at a higher level and I'll have time to visit my grandmother."
Following his visit to Tech, Brandon left for his official visit to Clemson. Reed has built a relationship with Clemson assistant coach Earl Grant from his assistant coaching days at Wichita State.
With all three schools within easy driving distance the location of the schools will not be a big factor when Brandon makes his decision this coming Tuesday. Reed is a competitor and will be looking to bring that competitiveness and winning attitude to whatever school he chooses. "I'll sit down with my parents after the visits and we'll announce a decision on Tuesday."