I committed to Pittsburgh a couple of days ago," Reed said. "They make me feel at home there at Pitt. I made up my mind, so there was no point of waiting around. It felt like home and it was where I wanted to be."
Reed and Stephens-Howling are very close, as a matter of fact Stephens-Howling is Reed's godfather.
"He told me to go where I feel like going," he said. "He never put any pressure on me to go to Pitt. Having him and Corson down there is a good thing. There are a lot of Johnstown people at Pitt, so it's good to know people where you're going to college."
Reed is a standout two-way star at Johnstown, but he is uncertain as to where he may end up lining up for Dave Wannstedt and the Pitt Panthers.
"I prefer offense, but they said it will all depend on what I do best at during camp."
Reed and his Trojan teammates are currently in the District-6 playoffs where they will battle Hiollidaysburg this weekend. Reed estimates He has run for 1,400 yards and 15 touchdowns this season. He has also run a punt-return back for a score.
Last year, the second-team All-Conference selection ran for 877 yards and had 10 rushing touchdowns. He picked off four passes, two of which were returned for scores. He also recovered two fumbles and returned one for a touchdown.
Reed was also receiving interest from Maryland, West Virginia and Michigan State.
Here are some sophomore highlights of Reed in action.