Elite QB wants to hear from Irish

Texas is always a hot bed for top prep talent. This year is no different. QB Robert Reid from North Shore HS in Galena Park TX is one of the top QB's in the state, as well as the entire nation. He will attend the Elite 11 QB camp in San Diego, and he has a host of schools interested in his services. Is Notre Dame among those schools?

At 6'3, 216lbs Bobbie Reid is becoming one of the nations fastest rising prep stars. At Nike camp, Reid ran a 4.46 forty, a 4.48 shuttle, and recorded a 35 inch vertical jump. He completed 66 of 113 passes for 1,169 yards with 13 touchdowns in 2002 and also had an additional 815 yards on the ground. With these numbers, he's earned himself a spot at the Elite 11 QB camp and schools across the nation have taken notice.

"Top 5? No, I don't really have one of those. There are too many schools that I'm looking at right now to narrow it down" said Reid. I'm looking at Oklahoma State, Georgia, Ohio State, Tennessee, Syracuse, Oklahoma, and Arkansas just to name a few. But there are more" he continued. All of those schools have offered with the exception of Tennessee.

Reid will be keeping busy this summer with football. He has already camped at Oklahoma State in which he "had a real good time" and is also set to camp at Georgia in a few weeks. Then of course there is the Elite 11 camp where only the top 11 QB's from across the nation are invited to workout and compete.

With all the schools recruiting him, there was no mention of Notre Dame. Are they recruiting him? "I get a lot of letters from Notre Dame so I guess they're recruiting me. They're just not recruiting me as hard as the other schools are. I'm interested in Notre Dame though. There aren't too many kids that aren't."

What will be some of the major factors in Reid's decision to attend a school? "Well I'm looking at schools that will offer me a good education, as well as a chance to play early. I don't want anything promised to me. I just want a chance. I'm going to take my visits early, and try to decide as quickly as possible because I want to graduate early, and enroll in college in the spring."

Comments: Reid obviously knows what he wants. However, want he wants may not fit into Notre Dame's plan. If he doesn't change his mind about enrolling in college a semester early, Notre Dame will be out of the picture. I can honestly say that he sounded a little disappointed that Notre Dame wasn't recruiting him harder. However, he also said that while he has a 3.3 GPA, he also only had a 15 on his first attempt on the ACT. He has taken it again (June 14) and he's waiting for the results. I guess this is one that we'll have to keep an eye on. I'm sure Ty and Co. will be doing the same thing.

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