Texas has offered a 2017 defensive end with ties to former Longhorn Cedric Reed

How much could family play in to this recruit's decision?

The Longhorns have extended an offer to 2017 four-star offensive tackle Grayson Reed, who is the cousin of former Longhorns defensive end Cedric Reed.


Reed also has offers from Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, Boise State, Illinois, and North Texas.

This is what Reed had to tell HD's Jason Higdon on Oct. 25: “The recruiting process has been fun and exciting,” Grayson Reed said. “I worked hard in the offseason, and that hard work is starting to pay off! My family is very supportive in my recruiting process and very excited for me. They will play a big part of my decision on where I will commit later down the road.”

Reed is the sixth offensive lineman Texas has offered in 2017 along with Jack Anderson [Texas Tech commitment], Adrian EalyWalker LittleTyrese Robinson and Austin Deculus

The younger Reed is a big fan of Texas' head coach.

“I am a big fan of Charlie Strong.,” Reed said. “I like the fact that he's a competitor; I like his drive to be the best and to push his athletes to be the best! Most importantly he cares about his players as young men and teaches them to be leaders! I've been a Longhorn fan since I was a kid.  I think the Longhorns are a competitive big time team that will also show up to compete!”

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