Reed Returns From Dallas

Effrem Reed is arguably the most talented player in Louisiana that is still waiting to receive an initial offer. Over the weekend, Reed camped at SMU and Tulsa - and he hopes to receive that first scholarship offer soon.

Effrem Reed has a complete resume. He's a great student, a team leader, a track star, and the primary offensive weapon on the gridiron for 5A Dutchtown High School. Over the weekend, Reed and some teammates packed up and drove from their homes south of Baton Rouge to Oklahoma and then Dallas - and after camping at Tulsa and SMU, it appears that the Dutchtown sensation could pick up his first scholarship offer soon.

"SMU is beautiful," Reed said. "They have the prettiest campus there. I thought that Ole Miss had the most beautiful campus and stadium, but SMU is one of a kind. I got to meet head coach June Jones and all of the other coaches.

"Coach Jeff Reinebold treated me good. We talked soon after I got there and we walked around the campus with him. He introduced me to all of the coaches and they already knew my name. He told me to relax this week, because they're going to evaluate players soon and that next week I should be prepared to get an offer. They also talked to me about taking an official visit later."

Reed also camped at Tulsa over the weekend and he believes that an offer from the Hurricanes might come soon as well.

"The camp at Tulsa was on my birthday," said Reed. "We went to the campus and met with the coaches. We ran the 40, although they didn't time us. Coach (Michael) Norvell talked with me and he told me that he's impressed with me. He said that they couldn't offer me at the camp, because of NCAA regulations, but that I should call him later this week."

Reed (5-foot-9, 185 pounds) rushed for approximately 1,000 yards last year for Dutchtown, which is a premiere 5A program in Louisiana. Reed has incredible strength (335 pound bench press) for a player his size. He has good hands coming out of the backfield and is being recruited as a slot receiver by SMU.


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