Reid Taking His Time

Pack Pride talks with Lafayette (FL) standout cornerback Jamal Reid, one of the top prospects in the state of Florida.

Versatile athlete Jamal Reid holds plenty of offers so he has the luxury of taking his time and going through the recruiting process at a pace he feels comfortable with. The talented prospect from Lafayette, Florida spoke with recently about what his plans for the future are.

Reid holds offers from schools like NC State, South Florida, Louisville, Maryland, Miami, Ole Miss, Clemson and Mississippi State, among others. He recently took a trip to a school that hasn't offered but piqued his interest.

"I went to the Georgia camp two Fridays ago," Reid explained. "That went pretty good. I feel like I did well. I talked to all the coaches. The wide receiver coach liked me a lot and they said they'd come to evaluate me more in the fall."

Another school from the Southeastern Conference has been showing interest.

"Recently I talked to a coach from the (Florida) Gators," he said. "That was last Wednesday. They're going to keep up with me too."

While Georgia and Florida have not offered, Reid is hearing a good bit from the programs that have -- including NC State.

"I really haven't talked to them lately but I get letters from them every day. They send me stuff about their program and tell me they're going to come see me in the fall. I really don't know too much about them. I know they've been a good program in recent years and they're on the rise. They're recruiting me very hard, too.

"I really don't have any favorites right now. Location doesn't matter to me. Some of these schools are recruiting me as a wide receiver and some are saying defensive back. I think NC State is recruiting me as a receiver.

"I would take official visits to all these schools if I could, but I really don't know where I want to go yet."

As a junior at Lafayette, Reid had a knack for making plays on both sides of the ball. He said he recorded 44 tackles and 10 interceptions on defense while catching 40 passes for 1,000 yards and 17 touchdowns on the other side of the ball.

Reid is rated a four-star prospect and the No. 14 CB in the nation by


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