Folks, this kid is awesome and while there are a couple of lingering question marks, he's still a take right now, a no-brainer of a take. He is not, IMO, a "wait-and-see" guy. Kid's a stallion, and grabbed a 3rd-place finish at the state track meet (as a sophomore) in the high jump with a 6'8, while his best ever is a 6'10, a feat he accomplished twice during his sophomore season.
The above information was posted April 29th, last Friday in an Inside Texas Scoop.
Fast forward to yesterday and tonight, the kid who debuted in our State Texas Top 100 at No. 13 (overall) just yesterday, has seen one team in particular coming at him very strong and deserves props for being the first school to offer the 6-4, 200-pound wideout.
We first caught up with Pflugerville Hendrickson head coach Dwyane Weirick to get the details of the Arizona offer, not to mention what Arizona assistant coach Josh Heupel had to say about Reese after scouting the CenTex specimen early this week.
"He put on a show for the Arizona coaching staff, catching everything in sight," Coach Weirick said. "Coach Heupel said he's a great looking kid with unbelievable athletic ability. There were some balls that let's just say were not on target and that he was able to bring in. And, the Arizona coach left shaking his head."
"Arizona called today and said they were offering tonight. And Nebraska also came out here and said they were going to offer also."
We caught up with Reese afterwards, before the Wildcats called to get the low down via Reese.
"Arizona is calling tonight to offer me over the phone and will send an offer in the mail. And Nebraska is also going to call and offer."
With the Wildcats refusing to see anything but the talent/ability and prospects of what Reese could do for them, how does that make the top player in the Centex region feel?
"It feels good," Reese told Scout.com. "It's a good feeling to get that first offer, definitely. And, they're a program that is now high on my list."
Thoughts on the Cats' chances?
"They have a real good chance," Reese revealed. "I watched a couple of their games last year and will definitely consider them."
The future four-star and possible five-star prospect filed off a list of his favorites before Arizona offered when we spoke to him over a week ago at his high school and it consisted of "Texas, Miami, Nebraska, Purdue, Texas Tech and Wisconsin."
"You can add Arizona, too," quipped Reese tonight.
Other schools to make the May call were "OU, Purdue and UTEP," so expect a landslide of offers from this point forward…
On anther note, the glue-fingered high-flying wideout said to pencil him and his brother Joseph Reese (one of the top underclassmen in the state of Texas) for the Scout.com All-American Combine May 22nd in Waco (at the Baylor campus). Reese likes his chances to lock up an All-American nomination and selection to that prestigious event that will be nationally televised on NBC. The Scout.com Waco combine is an invite-only event and the best of the best will be there.