Kyler Reed ATH Talks Top Four (KSU Included)

Caught up with St. Thomas Aquinas' Kyler Reed, a Wildcat target with an official offer via KSU, to discuss his recruitment. Checking in at a very solid 6-3/204 (not to mention clocking a forty time in the 4.5-range at a combine), the Missouri prep is currently up to about ten offers. We talk about those offers, his early Top 4, his thoughts on the Fab Four, thoughts on KSU of course, and more...

Kyler Reed, a wide receiver and tailback on offense also has played a little bit of linebacker, cornerback and safety for St. Thomas Aquinas high school in Overland Park (MO). His versatility sticks out the most when you mull over his profile, not to mention his size/speed package.

Measuring 6-foot-3, 204 pounds (and clocking a forty time in the 4.5-range at a Nike camp this past spring), kid said he's even added a few more pounds of good weight to his herculean frame.

Below, Reed tosses us a list of schools eager to land his verbal pledge and it's a pretty impressive list of D-I programs to say the least...

"Right now I have offers from Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri, Nebraska, Colorado State, Colorado, Wyoming, Iowa State and Northwestern," Reed told

Early Top Four?

"It's still early but right now I'd have to say that four teams are standing out to me quite a bit, KU, K-State, Nebraska and Northwestern," the St. Thomas Aquinas senior-to-be said.

Thoughts on his Fab Four?

On the Jayhawks: "I like that it's close to home -- it's just 45 minutes away -- and I like the fact that I'd have a lot of friends from (St. Thomas Aquinas High) School going there. And that'll be nice. Plus I like coach Clint Bowen (who is the KU coach recruiting me)."

On the K-State Wildcats: "(I like K-State for) kind of the same reasons (I like KU). While they're a little further from away -- about 2 hours -- they're still close to home. And a lot of my friends (from my high school) will be going there too. They're an up-and-coming program, and I really liked talking to (KSU Head) Coach Ron Prince when I talked to him."

On the Huskers: "They've actually always been the team I rooted for because my dad is from Omaha, and he's a big fan of Nebraska, and we've always paid attention to them more than any other school. Ever since I've been a kid they've been my favorite college team."

On the N.W. Wildcats: "I really like the coaches a lot. I really like Coach Kevin Johns (who is the Wildcat coach recruiting me). And I like the idea of playing with my teammate Drake Dunsmore who committed to Northwestern to play their superback position. And then the fact that they're so strong academically. If I don't go to the NFL I can still get a great job with a degree from Northwestern."

Commitment Time Frame: "I'm thinking the middle of the season. I've already been to KU and KSU but I haven't seen Nebraska or Northwestern. I am scheduled to take an official visit to Nebraska (September 16) and Northwestern (in October)."

JR Season Stat Package (@RB): "I mostly played fullback, was the lead blocker, but I probably got about 200 yards and 2 TDs."

JR Season Stat Package (@WR): "I had about 40-something catches, 800 yards, 8 TDs."

JR Season Stat Package (On Defense): "I played sporadically, mostly just in the bigger games. I probably had about 30 tackles, 10 solo, 1 PBU."

Other Notes/Numbers to Consider...

Track-And-Field Exploits (as a SOPH): I ran an 11.2 in the 100 meters and got to run a little on the 4x100 and 4x200 relay teams."

Weight Room Numbers: "275 Bench, 225 ( x4 reps) Incline Bench, 300 Hang Clean, 450 Squat."

Academics: "3.0 GPA; 23 ACT."

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