He is amazed that the football fanatics still follow him with intense eyes and ears – not just because he is a high school recruit, but because he has already made the choice that was supposed to curtail all the "second-guessing" by those who live and breathe college football.
The buzz surrounding Robert Reid's visit to Saturday's
Reid said he was a little surprised at how much attention "hanging out with his friends at a football game" garnered within the Big 12 community.
"That's all it was, period," Reid said. "I just hung out, watched the game, and it was cool – that's all."
The 6-3, 220-pound quarterback from
With Reid's four-star quarterback status, it isn't surprising that other schools are still pursuing him. The KSU staff made a few calls to the prospect's home last week, but according to Reid, the things the Wildcat coaches had to say didn't sit well with mom. Reid said his mother told him, "That isn't the place you need to be."
On the other end of the spectrum, Reid's riff with the Longhorn coaches
has long been publicized, and on many occasions, Reid said he had no interest in
"Me and coach Brown talked a little bit, he explained things from his point of view, and I told him what I thought. We had a really good talk, it is safe to say that my ‘beef' with them is old news."
But never fear, the kiss-and-make-up session doesn't indicate Reid's loyalty is swaying to a different shade of orange.
"They know I am firm with
The bitterness between the two parties may be missing now, however, it wasn't replaced with another emotion from the high school quarterback.
"No anger – but no love either," he joked. "I have a commitment to
OSU coaches Joe Deforest and Les Miles were aware of Reid's plan to head
"Coach Deforest wasn't really bothered by it when I told him I was going, he seemed cool with it, but Coach Miles didn't like it too much," Reid said. "I explained to him that I was only going to chill at the game with my friends, and at first I don't think he understood. He had a lot on his mind though."
Reid plans on touching base with the OSU staff later on in the week or early next week.
"I am sure I will talk to coach Deforest soon, we talk on a pretty regular basis – I feel comfortable talking with him."
Over the summer, Reid told us that he was taking his official visit to
OSU on Oct. 11. However, the announcement of OSU's Saturday kickoff time has dampered Reid's plans to attend the
Cowboys' matchup with the Wildcats. The long drive from
"Me and my mom were gonna come, but since I am in the homecoming court, I have to be at the dance – it is required."
According to Reid, he will be in attendance at Boone Pickens Stadium when the Cowboys take on Brown's Longhorns Oct. 18. Another OSU commit, and Reid's friend, Stephen James, will also take in the action.
Sidelined by an illness?
A little under-the-weather right now, Reid is battling severe sinus
troubles which forced him to leave Tuesday's practice early at
"I'll be out there – no matter if I am dying."
Update on college admittance status:
Reid said his mother has done some paperwork for him, and he just needs
to complete it in order to apply for enrollment at
Said Reid about finishing up the paperwork: "My mom has done a lot of it, I guess now it is my turn to start rolling."
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
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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