Big Week for Cleveland's Cedric Reed

Many juniors across the state of Texas got the thrill of their lives this week as many official written football offers were mailed this week. Cleveland's big junior defensive end and tight end Cedric Reed got nine offers and also caught one of the biggest games of the weekend in Arlington on Saturday. Burnt Orange Beat caught up with Reed, so he could tell us about his week.

Cedric Reed's in-box and mailbox was a busy place last week as many colleges rushed to get the 6-5, 243-pounder their official offers after months of verbal offers. The deluge began on Monday and went right through the end of the week.

When asked who sent written offers, Reed said, "A&M, Tech, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Nebraska, Stanford, Baylor, LSU -- that's pretty much it."

Reed also went to Arlington to take in the Oklahoma/BYU game with his father, although he did not get a chance to speak with the Sooner coaches after the game.

"We left right after they missed that field goal. We tried to beat the crowd," said Reed. "I didn't think they had a chance," Reed said about BYU's chances.

Reed also has plans to take in the LSU-Florida game on October 10 and the Texas-OU game on October 17. Texas is heavily recruiting the junior and Reed is looking forward to an official offer from the Longhorns.

"I am hoping they offer," Reed commented. The Longhorns generally don't offer juniors until after the senior class signs their letters of intent in February.

Reed and his Cleveland Indian teammates have started the season 2-0 with wins over Hardin-Jefferson and Rudder.

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