Reed Ready For SMU Camp

While there's no denying that Effrem Reed is one of the most explosive players in Louisiana's Class of 2011, the speedster is still waiting for his first scholarship offer. Reed, who has three favorite schools right now, is determined to leave SMU camp with an offer. Read on to find out more.

Effrem Reed of Dutchtown High School plays in the highest classification in Louisiana and he put up nice numbers (almost 1,000 yards rushing) last year as a junior. In fact, Reed is also a star on the track, finishing fifth in the state -- among all classes -- in the 55-meter dash this spring (with a 6.62).

However, the 5-foot-9, 185-pounder is still waiting for his first scholarship - and he hopes for that to change shortly.

"SMU, Tulsa, and Northern Illinois," said Reed, "are the three schools that I'm thinking of the most. SMU is a great school and it has 10,000 students - and it's in Dallas, which is a big city. I know they got into some trouble around 1984, but they're an up-and-coming program now. They're looking at me in the slot, and the slot receiver is a big part of their offense.

"I'm going to camp at Tulsa on June 4th and SMU on June 6th. I'm hoping to come away from those camps with an offer. I might make it to Northern Illinois during the summer too. In July, I'm planning to go to Ole Miss and Southern Miss."

Reed, who boasts a personal best of 10.80 in the 100, plays running back for the Griffins. Last year, Reed rushed for approximately 1,000 yards -- including a 32-carry, 246-yard performance vs. St. Amant in Week Eight -- for Dutchtown, which is switching from the Wing-T to a spread offense this fall.

"Our spring actually went better than we thought it would," Reed said. "We're learning a new offense. We're going to run the spread because we have more of a speed team this year. We'll be running the option mostly out of the spread, instead of the Wing-T."


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