Reese a Versatile Athlete

After a very impressive performance at the UnderArmour/Scout.com combine in April, Temple WR/DB Tevin Reese's stock is on the rise.

Every summer, a few players who are relative unknowns begin to make names for themselves in the recruiting world. This summer, one of those players is Temple WR/DB Tevin Reese.

The 5'11 165 pound senior to be boasts some impressive numbers, including a 4.48 forty yard dash and a 37 inch vertical leap along with a 400 pound squat max.

Tevin, who was a starter in the secondary for the District 13-5A champion Temple Wildcats, is being recruited on both sides of the ball as both a defensive back and a wide receiver.

Because Temple runs the Wing-T, Reese doesn't put up the numbers other players in the spread offense may throw up. But the talent Tevin displays can't be denied, as he is a precise route runner who catches the ball with his hands out in front and rarely lets a ball get to his body.

"I work really hard at being a good receiver. I think that one of my strengths is that I am very technically sound. My speed and ability to sit down and find holes in the defense are strengths also," said the Temple WR/DB.

Not only is Reese a major factor on the gridiron, he's also a track star. Last May he qualified for the Class 5A State Track Meet in in three events (high jump, long jump and triple jump).

Tevin, who attended the UnderArmour/Scout.com combine in April, posted the best vertical leap at the event and was second to teammate Lache Seastrunk in the event's fastest forty time.

While waiting on his first offer, Resse has been getting interest from some major programs. As things stand right now, it looks to be four horse race for Tevin's services between Baylor, Texas Tech, TCU, and LSU. LSU has come into the picture recently, and Reese will be attending camp there at the end of July.

The talented athlete has already camped at Baylor and taken an unofficial visit to Baylor. He also plans on visiting TCU, which is just a couple of hours away.

Resse knows what he wants in a school.

"I am looking for a school with good academics and a place where I have a chance to earn early playing time," said Reese when asked what he's looking for in a school. The Temple WR/DB says he plans on majoring in Business.

A timetable for a decision has also been set for Reese who may get recruited to run track as well.

"I'd like to decide before the end of the season at the latest," said Reese.

As for 2008, Temple now has the bullseye on their backs after winning the District 13-5A title last year.

"My goal is to help the team win no matter what. We know teams are gunning for us because Temple is back, but we still want to win district first and make a run in the playoffs."



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