"When I got back home Sunday from the Elite 11 workout, Syracuse offered me that afternoon," said the state's No. 2-ranked prospect regardless of position. "I really like their offense, but I don't like the cold weather climate there. I know they play in a dome, but not sure I could take the cold weather all year. I'm definitely looking very hard at them though. They also told me if I was to go to their school, I could play as a true freshman. Think they have somebody injured right now."
[Syracuse also offered another Houston-area signal-caller and he's not too shabby either. More in a future report...]
The "playing as a freshman" talk doesn't mean a whole lot to Reid. He said you never really know what might happen, so that kind of talk will do little for him but he did believe it to be genuine coming from Syracuse. Still, he isn't banking on the QB job being handed to him regardless of where he ends up. Hard work is what this kid's about.
And though he feels fortunate to grab those offers, North Shore's do-it-all QB just picked up an offer he's really happy about it.
"Been waiting for that offer from Georgia for a while," Reid confessed. "Earlier, my mom said not to count on getting one from the 'Dawgs. And I said, 'Momma, I know Georgia is going to offer me a scholarship'. I just kept the faith...had faith in them."
Did Reid talk to UGA head coach Mark Richt?
"Not yet, but I spoke with coach (Ken) Rucker and he said they really liked me and really wanted me," Reid exclaimed. "That was a first time I had a chance to talk to him. My mom has talked to coach Rucker a few times before, though."
When we began covering Reid, he wasn't even mentioned as one of the state's top QB prospects. Some even pegged the kid as an athlete rather than a QB. Now, the kid has 12 scholarship offers to play the quarterback position: Oklahoma State, Northwestern, Arizona, Texas A&M, Wisconsin, Iowa State, Nebraska, Arkansas, Baylor, Syracuse, Kansas and Georgia.
And you can expect the offers to keep fillin' the mailbox. But is the newfound notoriety going to the kid's head? "It's making me want to work even harder," Reid said convincingly. "I'm always trying to get better."
The kid's Nike Camp performance is a testament to that.
"It's still early and probably going to change quite a bit," Reid explained, "but today, I like Georgia, Oklahoma State, FSU, Arkansas, Notre Dame and Syracuse."
This week's Inside Scoop will touch on Reid's latest dialogue with the Longhorns, who are conspicuously absent from the offer list above as well as from the kid's top six.