While coaches from schools such as Dayton, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Liberty, Memphis, Miami, Penn State and Western Kentucky were doing their best to convince Reid to come play for their programs, new University of Louisville head coach Jeff Walz was developing a strong relationship with the state's top junior.
On Wednesday, while making an unofficial visit with Louisville, Reid verbally pledged to the Cardinals.
While a decision this early wasn't expected, Fern Creek head coach Michelle Fries explained that Walz did a great job getting to know the rising junior.
"I think it all has to do with Coach Walz," Fries said. "She loves the new coach and built an immediate rapport with him. He made it very clear that she was their number one target and that they wanted to get her as soon as they could."
As a junior Reid averaged 28.9 points and 16.2 rebounds per game. She will be participating in a trio of upcoming AAU events, including the state finals in early June and national tournament in July.
"She's an outstanding player in every aspect of the word," Fries said of her star. "She's a great team player and loves to pass the ball and get her teammates involved. She still gives me cold chills when I watch her play."
Her dream of playing basketball also includes the desire of playing professionally once her college days are completed.
"She does have aspirations of playing in the WBNA," Fries said. "I've talked to a few players about her and they said that she has the skills to develop into a WNBA type of player."
Projected to play the three position at Louisville, Reid has the ability to make an impact from the moment she puts on the red and black.
"I know that I'll have to work extra hard," Reid told InsideTheVille.com. "I think that I'll be able to make an impact in scoring, rebounding and with my defense."