Taking it slow

Nebraska saw what they needed to see from Dagan Reed, a 5-foot-11 and 190-pound athlete from Overland Park (Kans.) St. Thomas Aquinas, last summer and offered. That was a year ago and it's still the only offer Reed is holding. Some of that might be do just because Reed hasn't been overly enthusiastic about recruiting, but that could be changing soon.

Dagan Reed, a 5-foot-11 and 190-pound athlete from Overland Park (Kans.) St. Thomas Aquinas, is still in the process of figuring out what to do this summer. It's getting closer to July and Reed hasn't made any trips and doesn't have anything planned.

"No I haven't," Reed said. "I don't have anything planned right now. I don't know. I really don't know what I am going to do."

Reed isn't someone that is caught up in recruiting right now. It's not that it's annoying or that he's not into it. He is. It's just not in this moment. And that's where Reed is living.

"I don't want to say that. Recruiting is something that I haven't been spending a whole lot of time thinking about right now.

"I think that is going to change. My dad is getting on me a little bit to think about it more and make some plans for the summer."

The time that has been passing hasn't been time wasted. Reed has been working and staying busy. Recruiting just hasn't ever fitted into the now, yet.

"I thought that time was more on my side, I guess you could say. I haven't been doing just anything. I have been busy doing things."

Reed thinks that he is going to be a little limited this summer on the places he could potentially visit because of money. The surrounding schools are the likely candidates, except one.

"If I get out this summer it won't be very far away just because of money. I would be interested in seeing Kansas, Kansas State and other Big 12 schools.

"I know that the Big 12 is changing now, but I would really say the border schools to Kansas. I don't find it necessary to see Nebraska because I have been there so many times."

Reed is definitely of the opinion that Nebraska left the Big 12 a little too soon. If it were his choice he wishes that Nebraska would have remained part of the Big 12.

"I don't want to judge, because I don't know all of the details, but I was hoping that they would stay in the Big 12. I think that they left too soon.

"I think that the Big 12 is giving out close to $20 million now to stay or something. I really don't know everything about it, but I wish they would have stayed."

There were a lot of schools that Reed knows about that stopped by during the evaluation period. There are also some he doesn't know. But, one he knows wasn't there is surprising.

"I know that Kansas State was here. Notre Dame was here along with Wisconsin. Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Army all stopped by. I don't think that Nebraska stopped by."

While Nebraska wasn't at Reed's school this spring he is still holding an offer from Nebraska, his only offer, but he said that could change just as soon as he makes a decision about where to camp and visit.

"I might still go to the Kansas State combine this week and if that happens I might get an offer. Nebraska is still the only offer that I have right now."

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