One of the priorities of this year's class is landing a solid group of wide receivers, and one of the top targets is 3-star WR Josh Reese out of Miami Central high school. The Rockets have one of the most potent offenses in Florida, and the 6'1-180 pound Reese is part of the trio that includes quarterback Jeffrey Godfrey and running back Brandon Gainer.
"Things have been going great this summer. I've been working out, and focusing hard on the upcoming season," said Reese.
Reese finished his junior season with 43 receptions for 796 yards and 10 touchdowns.
"My best attributes are my route running and my aggressiveness," Reese said. "I also have good hands, technique and I practice hard."
The 3-star receiver said he also focused on his academics this summer retaking a class he got a D in as a freshman, and because of that I didn't go to a lot of camps.
"One of my main focuses was finishing up that class I had," said Reese. "I did very good, and got an A in the class."
The 6-foot-1, 180-pound wide receiver has around 15 offers including Florida, Florida State, South Florida, South Carolina, Tennessee, Arkansas, West Virginia, UCF, Kansas State, Minnesota, Louisville among others. With an impressive offer list, Reese said he's developed a short list of favorites.
‘I'm looking at the schools that offered and are recruiting me the hardest," said Reese. "Schools like Florida State, West Virginia, South Florida, Central Florida, and Tennessee are on me more than the others."
The 90th ranked receiver by Scout.com knows what he's looking for.
"I'm looking for a place that I'll fit good at, has a good program, and have an opportunity to start," said Reese. "I know you'll have completion anywhere you go, but I want to have an opportunity to start."
Reese has been to a camp at FSU, and also been to Florida, and UCF Already. He also said he'd like to see USF and West Virginia, and that a visit to Tampa is in the works.
"I've been talking to the coaches at South Florida, and am going to try and get up there in the next few weeks."
Reese has never been to Tampa, but is very eager to see the campus and learn more about the program and see how everything is.
"I've heard a lot of good things about USF through coaches, and my brother has been there before and told me it's a nice place," said Reese. "I know there's football, and school, but I want to go to a place where I know I can be for a long time."
The talented receiver said South Florida is showing a lot of interest and he's been talking with USF Coaches Larry Scott and OC Mike Canales.
"They told me they are trying to have an offense similar to ours where they throw the ball a lot," said Reese. "They said they're going to play the best player, whether he's freshman or a senior, and need a receiver like me." Reese also added "That's a big part of my decision is going to a place where they throw the ball a lot and I can get recognition."
Reese still says that he and his teammates Jeffrey Godfrey and Brandon Gainer still talk about playing together at the next level. "Every time we talk about it we talk about the schools that are on us the hardest, and right now that's the in-state schools, UCF, USF, FSU and Florida," said Reese.
Reese reports a 2.5 core GPA and a 23 ACT, but don't look for an early decision for the Central standout. "I want to take my visits, focus on the season, and I'll probably decide after that."
Bulls Visit on Tap for 3-star WR Reese
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