University of Louisville Class of 2017 Football Class: Signed WR Corey Reed

University of Louisville Class of 2017 Football Class: Signed WR Corey Reedl. Cardinal Authority takes a closer look at the Cardinals signee.

http://www.scout.com/player/205135-corey-reed

BIO: The No. 7-ranked wide receiver in Georgia, Corey Reed caught 72 passes for 1,017 yards and nine touchdowns during his career. He had 30 catches for 330 yards and three TDs as a senior and averaged 15.2 yards a catch during his career.

LEAD RECRUITER: Lonnie Galloway

RECRUITMENT: Reed had 18 offers before picking Louisville. He picked the Cardinals Kentucky, Miami, Maryland, Wake Forest, Wisconsin and West Virginia among others.

WHY U OF L: Another early target by Galloway, Reed said he felt like the offense was a perfect fit for him. He was at the camp last summer and was sensational, making him a top target by the staff.

EXPECTED MAJOR: Sports management

EVALUATION: Reed is a bigger, physical wideoout who is going to play at between 210-215 pounds on the next level. He has shown the ability to use his body to shield defensive backs and to make catches in traffic. He is a solid route runner, but he can improve his route tree as he prepares for the next level. He is a player who can win jump-ball situations in the red zone. He is solid in the speed category. He is not super explosive, but he has good straight-line speed down the sideline. His hands are solid as well. He has had moments where he will lose his concentration and drops balls, but for the most part, he is solid here. Where he can be best is after the catch. He has the ability to break a tackle and get those extra yards. His best football is ahead of him and he has shown he can be a guy who can work the middle of the field or down the sideline. - Scout.com

QUOTABLE: "(Louisville's) message to me was to get ready to play when you get up here," Reed said. "I like it on the visit because you actually get to know the coaches a lot. I really like the coaches at Louisville."

BOTTOM LINE: Another wide receiver with a ton of potential, Reed has some things he needs to fine-tune but he's ready to compete right away and make plays.

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