Class of 2016 Kicker A.J. Reed Camps at MSU

Prattville (AL) High School class of 2016 kicker A.J. Reed talks about camping at Mississippi State Wednesday and Thursday.

  • Name: A.J. Reed
  • Classification: 2016
  • High School: Prattville (AL) High School
  • Position: Kicker
  • HT: WT: 5-foot-11, 175
  • Ranking: NR
  • Schools Of Interest: Alabama, Clemson, Duke, Florida, Mississippi State, South Florida

  • "I think it was a great camp," said Reed. "Coach James Vollono and Coach Dan Mullen and the other guys here did a great job. I learned a lot. We had a little competitiveness at the end of the camp when we kicked in front of Coach Mullen. It was a honor to be able to do that. Hopefully, they will be recruiting me soon."

    Overall, he was happy with his camp performance.

    "I think I did pretty good," said Reed. "I'm happy. It was a good day, not my best though."

    He performed so well that he was one of five kickers who kicked in front of Dan Mullen at the end of the camp. He felt honored being able to do that.

    "It was an honor," said Reed. "It is humbling to kick with some other great guys, but at the same time it makes you happy when you are doing good in what you work hard for."

    This was not the first time that he kicked in front of a head coach at a camp. In fact, it is a normal thing for the talented kicker.

    "Every camp that I have gone to I have gotten to the end like that where I kick in front of the head coach," said Reed. "I kicked in front of Nick Saban a few days ago and in front of all the coaches at Duke. That has made it a little more comfortable for me, but at the same time it is still exciting."

    So far this summer, Reed has participated in three college camps. And it appears that will be it for him.

    "I have been to Alabama, Duke and Mississippi State," said Reed. "I don't think I am going to any others because I am pretty happy where I am right now."

    As of now, one school stands at the top of his recruiting list.

    "I am hoping Mississippi State will continue to recruit me but Duke is at the time of my list," said Reed, who has offers from Duke and South Florida and a preferred walk-on spot with Mississippi State. "It is a great school."

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