Summer Update: Cedric Reed

LonghornDigest caught up with Cleveland (TX) High defensive end Cedric Reed. The 6-foot-5, 240-pound Longhorn commit discussed how he spent his summer along with his goals for his upcoming senior season. Come inside for the latest scoop!

Cleveland (TX) High defensive end Cedric Reed has been working hard this summer in anticipation of his upcoming senior season. The 6-foot-5, 240-pound Texas commit spent most of his time in the gym trying to improve a couple of key aspects of his game.

"I've been trying to get more athletic. I've been trying to improve my quickness and my footwork. I also have been working on improving my first step along with doing some plyometrics," said Reed.

The four-star defensive end was on hand to participate in the Longhorns summer camp in June. During his time there he got to compete against his future teammate, 5-star offensive lineman and fellow Texas commit Christian Westerman.

"I got to go up against Christian (Westerman) for the first time. I got past him once and he stopped me once. It was good, even though we didn't get very many reps against one another."

Reed's upcoming senior season will likely involve some major changes. He will be a part of a brand new 3-4 defense that the coaching staff has installed.

"We got some new coaches and just switched our defense to a 3-4. It's a lot different from the 4-3 we used to run. I'm going to be lined up much more inside now. I'm used to lining up outside of the tight end, but I'll get used to it."

Reed and his teammates hope to improve on their performance last season, in which they were eliminated in the second round of the playoffs by Caldwell High.

"Everyone wants to go out with a bang as a senior. We're going to go undefeated during the regular season and then make a run at state."

Reed plans on returning to Austin this fall when the Longhorns take on UCLA. He plans on catching the fame with his close friend and fellow Texas commit Quandre Diggs.

He finished his junior season with 88 tackles, 12 sacks and 2 fumble recoveries.

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