Rocky Reid is committed to Tennessee but Dave Doeren hasn’t given up on him yet.
NC State is one of the schools still recruiting the Volunteer commit along with Wisconsin, Georgia Tech and Wake Forest.
Before committing to Tennessee Reid had listened carefully to the case the NC State coaches made. He has stayed in touch with them even after his commitment and told Pack Pride that he visited over the summer just to spend some time on campus.
Reid says he’s happy with his commitment to Tennessee but is not sure yet whether he will visit other schools for games.
“I really am not sure yet. I’m just going to wait and see.”
NC State and those other schools are communicating with Reid online, sending him mail and inviting him to their home contests.
“Coach Faulkner talks to me about every week and he’s talked about staying and being an in state guy.”
Reid hasn’t visited other schools and he hasn’t decided whether he will but he did go to Neyland Stadium for the Vols game against Utah State. He also plans to go to their game against Florida.
“I think they had a pretty good game when I was there. I loved it and they showed a lot of excitement. They’re coming on strong. I’ve got a pretty strong relationship with the coaches so I feel pretty good about them.”
Concord H.S.’s third game was against Hickory Ridge last Friday. Through two games they have relied heavily on Reid’s ground production. They have defeated Mt. Pleasant and A.L. Brown (20-14 in both games and both times with strong second quarter efforts) and Reid has been a tough runner all year.
Against A.L. Brown in Reid’s first game he rumbled for 147 yards and had one touchdown. He was even more productive against Mt. Pleasant, finishing with 193 yards and a trio of touchdowns. Reid said his success this year is coming easier because of his improved footwork and balance.