3-Star GT Commit Sets Visit with USF

One of the top corner prospects in Florida committed to Georgia Tech in August, but has recently opened things up and has set a visit with USF. Read on for all the details. Stay informed with USFNation.com

At this time of the year when names are dropping off the board, the Bulls are working hard in the last few weeks to get the most gifted and talented on campus for an official visit. It may be new names or old names, and sometimes it means going after another school's commitments.


One such player is 3-star prospect Rashaad Reid, a 5'10" 180 lbs cornerback from St. Augustine High School who currently is a Georgia Tech commit.


Reid, finished the year with 47 tackles, three pass breakups, two fumbles recoveries, both returned for a touchdown, and one interception. He was named All-County, played in the North-South All-Star game and is ranked #75 at the CB position by Scout.com.


"I am still committed there, but I want to explore my other options right now."


In August Reid chose GT, over Vanderbilt and South Florida after falling in love with the school from his unofficial visit in July and the comfort level with the coaching staff. However with the firing of Chan Gailey, and a new staff is in place, Reid has scheduled some January visits.


"I was going to go to Vanderbilt this weekend but decided not to go. On the weekend of Jan. 18th, I go to N.C. State, and then go to South Florida on Jan 25th.I already went up to GT over thanksgiving."


What is important to Reid in making his choice?


"I'm looking for a school with good academics and a good overall environment."

Besides Georgia Tech, Reid said he's considering N.C. State and USF.

"Georgia Tech is a great school in a good city. I've talked with the new staff but haven't met with them."


"N.C. State has a good academic program and is in the ACC which is a very good conference."


"USF is close to home, Tampa is a great city. They have a good athletic program, a nice campus, and excellent facilities. They also play in a nice stadium, a professional stadium and have good academics too."


Reid reportedly ran a 4.43-40 over the summer, benches 265, squats 300 pounds, and has a 32 inch vertical, and is a recruit that the USF staff was absolutely sold on and kept in contact even after his commitment, which kept them in the running.


"Coach Douglas has kept in contact with me, I liked him, he's a cool guy, and he's honest and tells it like it is."


The talented corner also is aware of the defensive schemes, depth charts, and players in or going to the pros of the Bulls.


"They run the same type defense that we run at St. Augustine. Also I know they lost three corners this year and are bringing two in."


Reid has been to USF for the senior showcase this past summer but is eager to learn more about the school on his visit.


"I didn't get to see much of the school when I camped there. I saw the Stadium, the facilities, the practice fields, but I want to learn more about the academics."


What will it take for Reid to switch his commitment?


"It depends on the academics, how I fit in, How comfortable I feel, and who wants me the most."


Stick with USFNation as we follow Rashaad Reid through his visit schedule.

My Take:
It's not a secret that corner is a priority for the Bulls this recruiting class, and the staff has been bringing in some top recruits for visits. Reid has good speed, skills and has been recruited by the Bulls for sometime now, but his early commitment to GT kept him off the radar. That has changed since he has opened things up and set a visit. GT may still be the team to beat, but the fact that USF is in state and has built a strong relationship could be enough to sway him. 

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