Reed gives Mustangs needed defensive pledge

SMU is in need of some defensive help in recruiting. The Mustangs got just what the doctor ordered late Sunday evening when Texas linebacker Taylor Reed made his pledge to SMU. Go inside this breaking story to see what Reed had to say about his decision.

SMU picked up a big commitment from a Texas linebacker late Sunday evening.

Beaumont's Westbrook's linebacker Taylor Reed committed to Mustang's coach Tim Hundley.

"I just got off the phone with Coach Hundley, I'm now a Mustang," Reed told "I'm very excited; I spoke to my parents about it, I prayed about it and decided that SMU is the best place for me."

Reed, a 6-foot-1, 200-pound athlete that runs a 4.5 forty, expects to play outside linebacker for SMU.

"Coach Hundley has done a great job recruiting me," Reed said. "He is a great guy and I have developed a great relationship with him. Getting the opportunity to play for June Jones is just something I can't pass up."

Westbrook's head coach explained last week what type of team player Reed was.

"We have the No. 1 running back in the state, so when we moved Taylor to linebacker he didn't disappoint," Coach Stump said. "He responded by earning first team all district honors as a junior and is having a great senior season so far."

Stump feels that SMU is getting a great player.

"Taylor really flies to the ball," Coach Stump said. "He has great football instincts; he really has a nose for the football."

We will have a more detailed feature story with Reed later this week on

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