ULM has added 5-4A All State 1st team selection Kevin Steed to its growing list of 2009 commitments. The Lithia Springs high school athlete makes the 22nd verbal commitment for ULM, and 1st from the state of Georgia.
"It was great to get away from the big city (Atlanta) and visit ULM this past weekend", said Steed. Monroe is not too crowded but there are plenty of things to do. The players showed me a good time, and the food in Louisiana is just great". "I know I packed on a couple of pounds", joked Steed.
The 6'5 210 pound Steed was a mainstay in the Lithia Lions passing game this past season. Kevin hauled in 53 passes for 992 yards and scored 9 touchdowns.
Warhawk Nation caught up with Lithia head coach Steve Horton and got his thoughts on Kevin. "We basically had 2 offensive weapons this year, one was our quarterback and the other was Kevin. We completed a little over 100 passes and 53 of those went to Kevin. He is a tweener between WR and TE. ULM likes him as a tight end but it wouldn't surprise me to see him line up at wide receiver and take advantage of his height".
Along with his skills on the gridiron, Kevin also is a very good student. "Kevin has a 3.6 GPA, scored a 22 on his ACT, takes all honor classes, and already has earned college credits. He really likes ULM's pharmacy program", said Horton.
The state of Georgia recognized his talents as well. Kevin was named to the Georgia Sports Writers Association 1st team All State as a TE. He was also was named to the District 5-4A All State 1st team as a wide receiver. In addition Steed also picked up All County and All Region selections and did so his Junior season as well.
"I was already pretty high on ULM before I arrived but I knew when I got here this is where I wanted to play football. The players and coaches really make you feel like you are wanted at ULM. I also like the fact that ULM has one of the top Pharmacy programs in the nation".
"The ULM coaching staff just told me to come in, work hard, and there is a good chance I could see some early playing time. They are straight forward and let you know where you stand".
I addition to football, Kevin is also a three year starter on the Lions Varsity basketball team. Western Carolina, The Citadel, and Middle Tennessee all offered Steed a scholarship.