Cornerback Jonathan Reed out of Pike HS in (Indianapolis, IN) is one of the fastest players in the country as evidenced by his electronically timed 4.42 40 yard dash and 4.38 40 that he ran at a combine in Miami, but he still is lacking offers from top programs. That could change soon as his recruitment has started to take off.
"It's going pretty good. I've been getting a lot more interest and have a lot more schools getting close to offering."
So far Reed has been offered by Temple, Toledo, Bowling Green, Western Michigan.
"I'm also hearing a lot from Utah, Oregon, Iowa, Michigan, and Kentucky."
Without a favorite at this point, Reed is taking all comers and is open to going away from his Midwest roots.
"I'm not sure yet where I'll be going. Not sure if I want to go to the West or stay in the Midwest. I'm just not quite sure yet."
With the Utes jumping into the mix and an offer possibly on the horizon, Reed has already started developing a relationship with the coaches and is drawn to their ability to put defensive backs in the NFL.
"Coach Aaron Alford has been giving me the run down with how the DBs have been very productive there. Most of them have been able to get to the league. They're leading the NCAA in most DBs in the league right now. I like the environment and the city that it is in. It sounds like it's kind of quiet and. I'm not really worried about going too far from home. I trust that they'll keep me in good hands and in good shape."
Despite being quite a distance from Salt Lake City, Reed and a few teammates are planning a stop for a few days on their way to another camp over the summer.
"I'm going to try to get out there for a visit over the summer and attend their camp or do a workout. I am going to a tournament with my 7 on 7 team to USC and we're looking to make a pit stop out there on the way. "
He's also open to coming out west to play his ball and has two Pac 12 schools on is radar.
"One school is definitely going to be out in the west, if not two. Not sure if that is going to be Oregon or Utah or if I'll visit both officially."
Utah's move to the Pac 12 has really helped them in Reed's eyes and he might not be considering them if they were still a Mountain West school.
"It really helps. It's a bigger conference. I've been looking at that and it has really raised their stock with them. I'm really excited to see them move into the Pac 12. It's opened my eyes about them and it's really going to help me out with my decision."
Reed combines his speed with an aggressiveness that has impressed coaches from all over.
My strengths are my speed and my hips. I've got great instincts and I'm able to tackle really well. That's what they coaches really like, that I'm aggressive when tackling. They like my ball skills and athleticism."
With a few visits lined up and offers more offers coming shortly, the speedster won't be waiting long to make his final decision.
"It depends on how my summer goes. If it goes as planned I should be able to get a commitment out of the way. I want to commit sometime before my season or maybe during the season."
Reed Looking To Visit Out West
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