2013 Defensive End Expects Maryland Offer

2013 defensive end prospect from Haverford HS in PA expects an MD offer soon.

Semaj Reed a six-foot seven-inch defensive end has been a bit unlucky on how his high school schedule has played out this year. Most of his games for Haverford High School in Pennsylvania have been on Saturdays so he has not been able to visit as many campuses as he would have liked. However, he did check out the Maryland Wake Forest tilt that occurred back on October 6 and he liked what he saw from Maryland. “There was a great atmosphere down there,” Reed said.

Ever since that Wake Forest game, Reed says he talks to Maryland coaches once a week and named Coach John Dunn in particular. That busy football schedule has prevented Reed from visiting the College Park campus as much as he would like to but as soon as his season ends next week, Reed is pretty sure an offer is coming from the University of Maryland.

Reed also likes Maryland because of their strong academics and location. Reed wants to pursue something in political science, criminal justice or business. “I want to still be prepared for life after football because anything can happen,” Reed said.

Reed also likes that the school is not too far and at the same time not too close from his home.

There is no current defensive end that Reed tries to emulate his game after, but growing up Reed's favorite player was retired Giants defensive end Michael Strahan. “He gave 110 percent whether they were doing good or bad and you know he loved the game,” Reed said.

Reed also admires the attitude and confidence level of current Panthers quarterback Cam Newton.

Reed's season started off bumpy after he suffered a mcl sprain in his team's first game, but he's picked up fast, in his opinion.

Reed is a two-sport athlete and plays basketball as well as football. He says his footwork on the basketball court helps translate over to the field.

He currently holds offers from Buffalo, Fordham, Lafayette, and Old Dominion and currently has no favorite school. He plans to take his official visits after the football season is concluded.

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