Reed Still Has Lengthy List

From an outsider's perspective, it might seem like narrowing a list of schools would be a pretty easy thing to do. For somebody actually trying to narrow down a list, it's much more difficult than it looks. That's what Tyrel Reed is finding out.

The 6-3 PG from Burlington (KS) High hasn’t been able to narrow his lengthy list of schools -- Georgia Tech, Kansas, Kansas State, North Carolina, Missouri, Missouri State, Oklahoma, Stanford, Virginia, Wake Forest, Wichita State -- like he’d hoped to by this point.

“I guess some of the bigger schools in the Big 12 and the ACC and stuff like that, I just can’t toss them out because I don’t know a lot about some of them,” said Reed who holds offers from pretty much every school on his list but Kansas and North Carolina. “I guess it is about the same. I’ve just lost some and gained some schools.”

For now, Reed isn’t really that worried about cutting things down. After long months in April and May, he’s been focusing on getting healthy and preparing for the all important month of July where he’ll once again play in front of throngs of college coaches. Feeling confident after strong showings in the spring, Reed is hoping for an even better performance when he plays in events like the Adidas Superstar camp in Atlanta and the Super Showcase in Las Vegas.

“I think that it went pretty well (April),” Reed told Phog.Net. “I got to play some really good teams and had some good games with the coaches watching. I think I can be better and I know our team is going to be better in July.”

Because of his proximity to Lawrence, Kansas fans have wondered exactly how interested the Jayhawks are in Reed and vice versa. For a while, it wasn’t the easiest question to answer but it has become quite clear that there is plenty of mutual interest.

“Coach Self called me after the Jayhawk Invitational and we talked about their recruiting situation,” said Reed. “It’s been a little different with their scholarship situation but it was a good talk.”

While Kansas hasn’t offered a scholarship just yet, some close to the situation have indicated that one could be coming before summer’s end. But, at this point the Jayhawks are out of scholarships -- although at least two are expected to open up -- and Reed is playing it cool when asked if he thinks an offer is coming.

“I think it all depends on what they think is going to happen,” said Reed. “I don’t really know for sure.”

At this point the sharp shooting guard isn’t really worried about who has or hasn’t offered and he doesn’t want to speculate much about who he will or won’t visit. He’s just looking to improve and wants a coach who will get the best out of him.

“I want somebody that is going to be in control,” said Reed. “I want to play for somebody who’s not only thinking about his team, but also how I can come in and play for them.”

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