Reed Set For Visit

Dec. 11 -- The Lodi four-star receiver and Bruin commit, L.J. Reed, will visit UCLA this weekend...

Lodi (Calif.) Tokay receiver L.J. Reed (6-4, 225), committed to UCLA back in April after the Bruins' spring game, having visited the campus earlier in the day before committing to the coaches at the StubHub Center.

The four-star hasn't been back to Westwood since his decision to be a Bruin, but this weekend he'll return to Los Angeles for his much-anticipated official visit.

"I'm finally going down for my official visit this weekend," said Reed. "I'm looking forward to it. I didn't get to go to any games this year because it was far, so I'm happy to be going on my visit."

Reed switched high schools, from Elk Grove (Calif.) Cosumnes Oaks to Tokay, but said that with the school change he hasn't wavered from his verbal to the Bruins.

"I'm still solid," said Reed. "A couple of schools are still trying with me and want me to visit, like Arizona, but I'm solid to UCLA."

Reed said he speaks with UCLA receivers coach Eric Yarber and Angus McClure, who recruits Northern California often.

"Coach Angus came by last week and then they're going to come back and visit in January after I take my trip," said Reed.

Reed said he's put on about 10 more pounds of muscle since the spring, and was used a variety of ways this fall for Tokay, including as a quarterback, which gave him a better understanding of offenses, but he only has one position in mind for college.

"I am going to play receiver," said Reed. "I could play inside, but I think I'm playing outside and use my size and athleticism."

Reed said he's buckled down in the classroom and is on track to be a full qualifier.

"I'm doing really good in school," said Reed. "It's been a good change for me."

On his visit, Reed said he hopes to be hosted by one of his two former teammates, either Alex Van Dyke or Marcus Rios.

"Hopefully Alex or Marcus will be hosting me," said Reed.

Even though he didn't get to any games and he's not real local to Southern California, Reed said he talks consistently with the other Bruin verbals on social media or text.

"Yeah, I talk to a lot of the committed guys all the time," said Reed. "Stephen Johnson and some of the others. We got a nice class."

Reed also plays basketball for Tokay, but as was the case with football, he can't play until January, having to sit out the early part of the season because of his transfer from Cosumnes Oaks.

"It's a little frustrating because I had to sit out for football already, but I'm just taking it in stride, practicing with the team, and getting back in to shape," said Reed.


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