Reid ready for Junior Day

Louisiana is often a hotbed for big time defensive talent on the recruiting front, and one 2010 prospect that the Tiger staff will look to pull out all of the stops with is Dutchtown standout Eric Reid.

With Junior Day approaching for the Tigers, the LSU staff has gotten the word that the 6-foot-3, 195 pound safety will be on campus for the weekend's events.


"I am coming over on Jan. 31," Reid said. "I am excited to get over there and see everybody. It will be a good chance to get to learn about the process, because they are going to give me a bunch of information about how the recruitment stuff works."


After closing out a solid junior campaign, the Geismar-native said that the contact from the staff has been consistent.


"LSU stays in touch really well, sending letters and coming by the school," Reid said. "I know that the coaches want me to come in and play safety."


If the Tigers call with an offer in the near future, what will it mean to the local 4-star talent?


"LSU is at the top of my list," Reid said. "I guess the only other schools I am going to seriously be looking at are Alabama and Florida State. I know Coach [Nick] Saban is up at Alabama now and always has a top defense, and I grew up a Florida State fan. A Tiger fan first, but also a Seminole fan."


"LSU is the school that I grew up around," added Reid. "I love the tradition and their style of play on defense. It is the offer that I am waiting on."


Heading into the offseason, Reid hopes to hit the weight room hard before his senior campaign kicks up next fall.


"It will pretty much be the same old lifting and everything," he said. "I am trying to break 200 before next season, because that is where the coaches want me to be playing at. I am just going to take care of my recruitment stuff and then focus on having a big senior year."


Reed finished his junior season with 47 tackles and four interceptions from his free safety spot.


Reid's father, Eric Reid Sr., was an NCAA hurdles champion for the Tiger track team during the 80's. Reid Sr. currently serves as the Assistant Director of Parking and Transportation at LSU.


Note: Reid currently holds offers from Tulane and Stanford. Reid claims a GPA of 4.39 and a 22 on the ACT.


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