The Wildcats now sit at eight commitments for the 2011 class. The most recent addition is Jonathan Reed from Pike High School in Indianapolis, Indiana. Reed seems to have what it takes to become a solid corner at Kentucky.
"I consider my main (strength) as my speed. I'm really fast," said Reed. "That gets me over. I have the ability to play some of the best receivers out there because of my smarts. That's how I can get by," Reed continued.
Reed is spending time working with current Kentucky defensive back Dakotah Tyler who is showing him some of the techniques the Wildcats use.
"He's trying to help me do some things to help me become college ready. I'm working on my speed, footwork and one-on-ones. I'm trying to get the feeling on how the speed is going to be in college."
Last season Reed had 67 tackles and 22 passes broken up along with an interception on the way to All-County and All-State honors. He recently picked up scholarship offers from Marshall, Temple and Kentucky. He decided on the Wildcats.
"What got me over was the coaching staff. They made me feel like I was at home," said Reed. "I didn't want to feel like I was going to a school I didn't know anything about. I became really good friends with the coaching staff," he continued.
"(Coach Smith) and I have a really good relationship. Another person who played a major factor in it was Steve Brown," said Reed. "He's really down to earth. That's a guy I can bond with on and off the field. We share similar goals. He has already accomplished some of the goals I have for myself," said Reed.
Reed also liked what he saw when he got a chance to visit the Kentucky campus.
"I like the town. You can tell it's a college town. There's a lot of UK stuff around," said Reed. "Everything there just seemed brand new. Nothing was dirty. Everything was really clean. And it's only about three hours away," he said.
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