OU to top of list for Reid

Sooners made strong impression on a lot of recruits. Justin Reid was one of them.

Geismar (La.) Dutchtown safety Justin Reid really wanted to take an official visit to Oklahoma with his father joining him.

It became apparent their schedules were never going to match up so Reid decided to head to Norman on his own last weekend.

He’s not regretting it one bit. Reid arrived at OU on Saturday and returned home Monday afternoon. He’s not No. 14 for the Sooners’ 2015 class, but it wasn’t because OU didn’t give it its best effort.

“I loved it,” Reid said. “I really loved the campus. It was a lot of fun. It was more than I thought it would be.”

Reid was hosted by freshman cornerback Tito Windham, and he said outside of the game itself, hanging around Windham and the other players was the best part of the visit.

But nothing could top going to the game. Reid said he wanted to experience that atmosphere and was impressed with what he saw in OU’s 34-10 victory against Tennessee.

“I loved it,” Reid said. “They play fast. They play hard. It was a fun atmosphere.”

Because his father wasn’t there, there was no chance of a commitment although he did say he called his father during the weekend to let him know how much he was loving his visit.

However, even if his father was there, Reid said he most likely wouldn’t have committed because his father wants him to play out the whole process.

“It’s fine, though, they’re (Sooners) at the top of my list,” Reid said. “He wants me to take other visits and make sure I’m sure about everything.”

Two schools mentioned were Arizona State and Oregon. He has an offer from the Sun Devils and said he feels one from the Ducks could be on its way. Problem is he doesn’t have any early season film to send to Eugene.

Reid said through two games, he has only been thrown at once and intercepted it. Other than that, he’s just patiently waiting for someone to look in his direction.

Reid has made a strong connection with OU defensive line coach Jerry Montgomery and said this weekend was important to make that bond with Bob Stoops.

“I liked how friendly and nice he was overall,” Reid said.

Reid was one of three top safeties on visits for OU. Midwest City (Okla.) four-star safety Will Sunderland committed Saturday. Waco (Texas) Midway safety Kahlil Haughton said, like Reid, he wants to take more visits.

What Sunderland did won’t impact Reid’s mindset going forward.

“I like Will,” Reid said. “We’re real cool. I love the competition so it doesn’t mean anything. It won’t scare me away. He’s cool.”


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