Reed Receiving Interest

Dover Area HS 2012 OL prospect Chad Reed just got back from an in-state unofficial visit, and talks to Fight On State about his impressions of Happy Valley, his senior season, and more.

Pennsylvania native Chad Reed recently visited Penn State for the Illinois game – and the snow didn't stop him from enjoying himself.

"The Penn State game was awesome," Reed said. "And recruiting is going great, I still have offers on the table from Temple, Army, and Stony Brook."

He added, "Penn State is just looking at me."

And the Dover Area HS OL prospect is just fine with that.

"Right now I am just hearing from Penn State," Reed said. "And Towson sends me letters as well."

He continued, "Mainly I talk to the coaches when I go up to games."

Plus, the Dover, Pa., standout knows exactly what he is looking for in all the schools he is hearing from.

"I like the Penn State agriculture program," Reed said. "As for Temple, I like their criminal justice program, and I like Army's mechanical engineering program."

But he hasn't forgotten about his senior season.

"The playoffs start this Friday," Reed said. "The season flew by."

Reed has led Dover HS to a 9-1 record, heading into the playoffs – playing on his strengths.

"My team is a running team," Reed said. "So run blocking is what I am better at, but I have been working on my pass blocking a lot."

And for Reed, there has never been any doubt he wants to play in college.

"I love football and the friendship it creates," Reed said. "And what kid who plays football doesn't want to make it to the pros. And be a part of a great school and for that dream to come true for me, I have to get my dream of playing college football to come true."

Suiting up in college, will be made even more special because of several important people.

"My mom and my brother are my biggest inspirations," Reed said. "Because my mom has raised my brother and I, and my brother just graduated from West Point in May and is now serving our country."

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