Trovon Reed and Father to Attend Texas Feb 8

Thibodaux, Louisiana's Trovon Reed had a tremendous junior season while playing three different positions. Reed has turned his attention to basketball and the recruiting process. Burnt Orange Beat spoke with Reed and his coach Dennis Lorio about Reed's future plans.

Thibodaux, Louisiana star Trovon Reed excels at multiple positions and multiple sports. Reed lined up at quarterback, running back, and receiver for the Thibodaux Tigers in route to a 5A All-State selection as an athlete.

Reed's head coach Dennis Lorio said that Reed lined up under center about half of the snaps for the Tigers. Lorio said it may have been the first time he has ever had one player lead his team in rushing, receiving, and passing. Reed accounted for 1,784 yards and 21 total touchdowns. Lorio thinks Reed reminds him of another big time Louisiana product.

"I had the pleasure of being a GA at LSU in the early nineties, and Trovon reminds me a bunch of Eddie Kennison. He's that special," said Coach Lorio. Kennison starred at Washington Marion high school in Lake Charles before playing for LSU and five NFL teams.

Like Kennison who was part of an NCAA national champion relay team at LSU, Reed runs track as well as plays basketball for the Thibodaux Tigers.

"I run the 200, the 4 x 100, and the 4 x 200," added Reed. He says that he uses the season to work on his speed and quickness.

The versatile athlete (6-0, 175) recently showed his incredible abilities at the U.S. Army All-American Combine in San Antonio.

"I ran a 4.5 flat on the slow track (in San Antonio). I also posted a 4.2 shuttle. For the vertical, one guy said I posted 42 inches and another guy said 37 inches, so I don't know what my official vertical was," Reed said.

This weekend, Reed will attend the Junior Day at LSU. After that, Reed and his father plan on visiting Texas on February 8.

"My dad has been talking to them (Texas coaches). We are going to drive over after my basketball game (that Friday). I've never been to Austin before," added Reed.

In addition, Reed plans on attending USC's Rising Stars Camp and the LSU Camp. Then, this summer, Reed is going to spend his time working out with his trainer and fellow 2010 prospects Connor Wood, Lache Seastrunk, Shaun Lewis, and Tony Hurd at Rice.

Reed already has offers from Oregon, Arkansas, Ole Miss, and Auburn, and as the junior day process heats up several more are expected.

As far as a timeframe for a decision, Reed said he would like to announce his school choice at the U.S. Army All-American game if he is lucky enough to be invited.


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