After Georgia Tech fired head coach Chan Gailey, several of the Jacket's commitments started exploring their options. At least two of the GT commits, OL Nick McRae from Dublin, Ga and CB Rashaad Reid from St Augustine, Fla have received heavy interest from the NC State coaching staff. Although maintaining he is a Georgia Tech commitment, Reid still plans to follow through with an official visit to State next weekend.
At 5-10, 180 pounds, Reid has a stellar senior season for St Augustine. He finished up the year with 47 tackles, three pass breakups, two fumble recoveries that were returned for touchdowns and one interception. For his efforts he was named all-county and selected to play in the North-South all-star game.
As for NC State, they've made it clear that they want to sign at least one more cornerback in the class of 2008 and have apparently made Reid a priority to fill that spot. The Pack jumped on the three-star prospect roughly a month ago.
"State started recruiting me right after Christmas and their interest level has been high," said Reid. "They told me that they really need some corners because they're losing a lot. They have offered me a scholarship. Coach McCollum is the coach that's recruiting me."
Reid added that academics figure to play a large factor in his decision and that is one of the main reasons he's giving NC State a look.
"One thing about State is they play in the ACC," he said. "I want to major in Engineering and they have a good engineering program. North Carolina is a good state to be in and it's in Raleigh."
Recent reports have Reid solidifying his commitment to Georgia Tech so a visit to NC State is a best-case scenario for the Wolfpack if they hope to have any shot at changing his mind. Reid reiterated his commitment to Pack Pride but indicated he does plan to give State a chance.
"I will be visiting State next weekend but I'm definitely still committed to Georgia Tech. State has a chance, though."