Diary of a recruit: Bobby Reid

Robert Reid is back home in Houston after a trip to San Diego for the EA Sports Elite 11 Quarterback Camp. Since his last entry, Reid has downgraded his interest in one school, maintained his displeasure with another school and had a "heart-to-heart" with Rhett Bomar. If that isn't enough to peak your interest - Don't you want to know what almost brought this Houston senior to tears while in California?

Bobby Reid Profile



San Diego was great. The best part was when they played a prank on me. The head coaches got together and showed me a newspaper article from the Houston Reporter that said I wasn't going to be able to play in college and my high school team would have to miss the playoffs because of me. It said that I had made contact with a sports agent, so that meant I had crossed the lines. I just kept thinking, "I don't know any sports agents," and I thought that maybe with all the reporters I had talked to that maybe one of them was an agent and they just didn't tell me. I was really about to cry, seriously. The ESPN dude was there and I guess he helped them alter the thing to make the newsletter look legit. They let me believe it for about five minutes, at that point I was really going to cry – I am not lying. I don't think they knew that though, but it was about that time when they told me it was a joke.

I brought a whole lot back with me. I think that just by working with the coaches there in San Diego, I was able to see things better. I think I learned that I used to panic too quickly, and now I think I am going to really work at reading the defenses more, that way I don't panic like that. That was the most important thing I got from the experience.


When we all went to the Chargers practice, it was really pretty sweet. I took my picture with Drew Brees and Doug Flutie, which was the best part. We did go to the beach, it was a whole lot prettier considering what we have in Galveston. We just chilled, some of the guys were playing volleyball and getting some sun and everything. It was really relaxing and nice to just hang out and not worry about anything.


Yeah, so everyone keeps talking about how since Rhett (Bomar) committed to Oklahoma, that Texas will be going after me now. I can say this, I kinda used to like Texas, but the way they treated me, I don't see them ever entering my mind again. I thought everyone knew that already. I am finished with them. They treated me like they had me on a string, and the only time they wanted any thing to do with me was when they felt like they should be making contact. I didn't like that at all, and I am not going to sit around and let someone hold me on a string like that, because if they act interested again, it is only because of other situations, and they would feel like they needed me. I don't want to be the person that people come to only when they feel like they need something – I want them to want me because I am a good player.


As far as Rhett goes, I am really happy for him. It is exciting that he has made his commitment and he is certain where he wants to go. I just want to wait to make sure I don't rush anything. I hung out with everybody in San Diego, but I had met Rhett a few times before at other things. I really had no choice in San Diego though, we were kind of pushed together and about the third day Rhett opened up a little to me about some things, and I can truly say that I feel nothing but excitement for him and his choices. Yeah, people want to put us "against" each other since we are supposed to be like the top two quarterbacks in Texas, but it isn't like that at all. I like him, I think he likes me, and there isn't any, like, animosity or anything between us. We get along, and we both work hard at the camps because that is what we are there to do. There isn't time to get into drama or anything. The drama is just something that people make up because they need something to talk about, I guess.

I just really enjoyed the whole trip to San Diego. I feel pretty blessed that I was chosen, it was great to get on the field and practice with the other guys that are the top in the nation and go to the classes and learn about things that will help my game. It was a break from everything, even though I was still practicing. I didn't have reporters calling me all the time and people wanting this or that. They didn't allow any reporters at the camp, so it was nice. The only ones they let in really were the ESPN guys because they were doing a documentary or something. That was pretty neat. We got interviewed by them and then we had to do a photo shoot later. The main deal was that while we were there, there was no phone, no T.V., nothing like that. We had a PlayStation and we went at that a lot with each other, and we had to be in our rooms by 9 o'clock, too. It was just really relaxing, just a way that we all could get away from all the stresses we had back home with stuff.


Yeah, so Georgia is out of the mix. I am not pursuing that anymore. They got their second commitment at quarterback already, and I am not interested in being the third guy out there. What I didn't like is that my mom basically found out when she was surfing the Web. It was a pretty big surprise to me that it happened, but that of course drops Georgia off my list. Actually, it wouldn't really have mattered if they had called me and let me know they were about to get the commitment from him (Blake Barnes), because I am not interested in committing to anyone early because I want to make sure I make the right decision. I wouldn't have rushed my decision because there was another guy ready to commit (then). That is way too early for me and I am going to concentrate on my high school season and see what happens after that. I will take my time and decide later, maybe right around signing day. You never know, they could have been a great fit for me, but they obviously think they have their guy now.


Hey, I am just ready to get two-a-days going. The season is around the corner and I can't wait to get out there.



Stay tuned for more...straight from the source, Bobby himself!!

From the archives:

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Diary Entry #2:


Robert Reid 6-3, 220
North Shore (Houston, Texas)

Yet another talented Texan signal caller in what has to be one of the best years for quarterbacks the state has ever produced. With three of our top six and a few others from the state that still have a solid shot at making the EA SPORTS Elite 11, Texas is definitely the place to be when looking for a standout quarterback. Reid is big-time athlete with a great arm and a huge upside He reminds us a lot of Donovan McNabb athletically at the same stage.

As a junior, Reid threw for 1,485 yards and 13 touchdowns while also rushing for 776 yards and 16 more scores. He shows up very well on film boasting a strong arm, great escape-ability and can really run. He has clocked a 10.7 in the 100m and ran a 4.46 in the 40 while jumping 35 inches in the vertical at the Nike Camp in College Station (Texas).

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