Fort Myers (FL) Dunbar inside linebacker Shanon Reid is making the most of his time away from school this summer. It's normal for players to use the months of June and July to visit as many schools as possible and Reid has been on the road a lot.
Reid (6-1, 195) has been to NC State, Mississippi State, Wake Forest, Rutgers, Syracuse and a couple of other schools he could not remember off the top of his head. Reid did not spend too much time at any one of those schools but each trip let him see something new as he thinks about what he wants to do with his future and where he wants to spend it.
He said one school and one visit stood out above the rest that he has been on this summer.
"Mississippi State. Just talking to the coaches on the staff, that was great. And plus I got to talk to the school counselor, who got me on track with everything. They gave me a schedule for my major and they were talking about my schedule class wise and everything like that."
Reid does not list an offer from Mississippi State so he will have to wait to find out whether the Bulldogs will be a school he can choose from when it is decision time. Although Mississippi State was Reid's favorite visit of the summer it was not the only college trip that went well, he said.
"NC State was another good visit. I just went up there I'd say either three weeks ago or something like that. I was up there and I got to see everything. I got to see all of it. We visited the campus. We had a little tour of the campus and everything. I was there with my coaches and some teammates. We had a little trip to some schools and NC State was one of them that we went to."
When it comes to the NC State visit Reid said the best part was the time he spent with Dave Doeren and defensive coordinator Dave Huxtable.
"They were talking to me, breaking down everything for how it would be if I was to go there. They talked a lot about how they are really interested."
The best piece of news for the NC State coaches who would love to land a commitment from Reid is his statement that he thinks he will probably be at a cookout event with NC State's football program before summer's end.
"I might just wait til the official visits when I can take those but I'll probably be going to that too."
Reid is rated a three-star prospect and the No. 58 inside linebacker in the nation by Scout.com.