Reed, a 6-foot, 165-pounder with 4.44 speed, plays on both sides of the ball for Thibodaux, seeing time at quarterback, receiver, running back, and cornerback.
After leading the Thibodaux Tigers to a 13-3 victory over E.D. White on Friday night where Reed rushed for 91 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries, he woke up early on Saturday and made the trip over to Baton Rouge for yet another unofficial visit.
Reed said he got to campus shortly before kickoff and left right afterwards so he didn’t get a chance to talk to the coaches, but he did get to spend some time with his good friend, Lache Seastrunk, who made the drive over from Temple, Texas.
“We were out on the field together just talking and soaking everything in,” said Reed. “We didn’t really talk a lot about things but I know Lache likes LSU a lot.”
As for the game itself, Reed said the Tigers didn’t play their best, but the loss did not have any affect on his view of LSU.
“They had a few minor mistakes but I think they’ll get them next time the play,” Reed said. “A loss is going to happen to any team. Anyone who plays football knows that you’re not going to play your best in every game. That game won’t change the way I look at things because I still like LSU a lot.”
Reed had been to plenty of games in Tiger Stadium in the past, but he said that Saturday’s was one of the biggest he had been to.
“It felt so good out there I wanted to play,” he said. “The crowd was up on their feet the whole game even when LSU started losing. The crowd was still there making noise and I know I was there making noise.”
Being able to go out on the field is something that Reed enjoys and being able to score a touchdown in Tiger Stadium has crossed his mind a time or two.
“I had a friend with me from my basketball team and when we walked out on the field the first thing he asked me was what I would do if I scored a touchdown on this field,” said Reed. “I said I might keep that ball for the rest of my life. I would be so excited I wouldn’t know what to do.”
The LSU coaches have let Reed know that he is high on their board for 2010, but knowing just how high he is doesn’t concern him for now, and that goes for all of the schools that are recruiting him.
“I look at it like I don’t want to know what the LSU coaches are telling my dad about an offer and I really don’t want to know anything about any of the other schools until after my season,” he said. “I got a stack of letters on my coach’s desk and I’m not opening any of them until after our season.”