"I got a message from Coach (Terrell) Buckley. He wanted me to call him," Jaylon Reed said. "I called him and he told me that they had been watching film and doing some comparison of some players. He told me that they were offering."
Over the course of the conversation, Reed learned that he was a player that Buckley and the rest of the Bulldog coaching staff holds in high regard.
"Coach Buckley told me that when it came to corners that there were four 'Dawgs' in the state and that I was one of them," Reed shared. "He told me that they had two of them already committed with (Jemaurian ) Jones and (Esaias) Furdge and that he wants me to join them. He told me that they want me to be a Bulldog."
Reed left the Mississippi State campus after a junior day visit in February optimistic about his chances of reeling in an offer from Mississippi State. While the positive talk was encouraging, the talented corner is happy to know that the offer is now official.
"They told me that they were going to offer me, but it feels good to finally have it now," Reed shared. "I enjoyed my junior day visit and I have been getting to know the coaches. I am glad that they offered."
Reed currently holds offers from Arkansas State, Louisiana Tech, Middle Tennessee State, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Oregon, Purdue, South Carolina and Vanderbilt among others. With four of those options coming from the SEC Reed is elated, but not ready to name a leader.
"I am going to probably starting narrowing my list down some time this summer," Reed said. "I am just keeping everybody even right now. I don't really know what I want to do yet or where I want to go. I am still figuring all of that out. I will start narrowing things down and then probably make a decision at the end of my senior season. I know that I want to talk all five of my official visits."
As a junior, Reed recorded 66 tackles and defended six passes. The 6-1, 175 pounder is considered one of the top defensive backs in the state of Mississippi for the 2018 recruiting cycle.