Bruins Doing Well With Reed

The Elk Grove (Calif.) Cosumnes Oaks four-star receiver, L.J. Reed, has UCLA on his early short list...

Elk Grove (Calif.) Cosumnes Oaks receiver L.J. Reed (6-3, 210), is one of the top receivers in the West in the 2015 class, a four-star ranked No. 17 nationally at the position.

Reed has offers from Arizona State, Colorado State, Idaho, UCLA, Washington, Washington State and Eastern Washington and several other schools stopped by in January to check in on him.

Like his teammate Alex Van Dyke, a four-star receiver in the 2014 class, Reed figures to have even more visitors this spring.

"It's pretty crazy," said Reed. "I didn't think things would get as big as they did. There are a lot of schools interested in me and a lot of schools said they're going to come back in the spring."

Reed said three schools were standing out to him in the early going.

"UCLA, Arizona State and Washington are the ones I'm really interested in right now," said Reed. "They're all pretty even though. No one really is the favorite."

The Sun Devils were his first Pac-12 offer, then Washington, under the former coaching staff offered and finally, UCLA offered him not long after Van Dyke committed to the Bruins.

"There is definitely interest in UCLA beside Alex going there, but now that he's going there, I know I can talk to him about what it's like there," said Reed.

Arizona State, being the first Pac-12 offer, have a solid position on his list.

"Arizona State was the first Pac-12 school to recognize me and that means a lot to me so I definitely want to check them out," said Reed.

The Huskies have essentially offered Reed twice.

"The old coaches at Washington offered me but then when the Boise State coaches came over to Washington, they told my coach and I that I still have an offer from them and they really like me," said Reed.

With the old Washington coaching staff being at USC, they've picked up their interest in him too.

"USC came by here in January and talked to me and they loved me when they were at Washington," said Reed. "Coach (Clay) Helton came by and I'll probably go to camp there."

Reed said that Tennessee is one of the national schools that is interested in him.

"Tennessee came by and they're showing a lot of interest and they'll be back in the spring and they could offer me then," said Reed.

Reed will play with The Shop 7on7 in next month's Pylon 7on7 Tournament in Las Vegas.

"I'm playing with (four-star) Isaiah Langley on that team and we're both playing receiver," said Reed. "That should be a fun."

He'll also attend the Oakland NFTC in May.

Academically, Reed said he's around a 3.0 and will take the SAT and the ACT in the spring.


Bruin Report Online Top Stories