Reese big on Hilltoppers

6-foot, 275-pound defensive tackle is ready to earn an offer his senior year.

Neville (La.) defensive lineman Mikorri Reese has been familiar with Western Kentucky's program for a while.

Growing up in Monroe, home of former Topper Sun Belt opponent Louisiana-Monroe, he's watched WKU play against ULM and "fell in love with them."

Now, he's ready for an offer from the program.

"Coach (Ricky) Brumfield, he hit me up on Twitter and I've been receiving mail from them," Reese said. "I'm supposed to get offered by them when they play Louisiana Tech, I'm looking forward to that.

"I ain't gonna lie, man, when I end up getting offered by them, I'm most likely gonna commit to them. I love the flag, the kinda defense they run. The uniforms, I dunno, it just feels like the place to be. The coaches make you feel like family, it's just a good program, and I can get a good major at Western Kentucky. So I'm anticipating an offer, building a relationship with one of the coaches."

In addition to interest from WKU, the Neville standout holds offers from Grambling and North Texas, as well as interest from Miami, Nicholls State and others.

College coaches seem most intrigued by two qualities in Reese--Versatility, and motor.

"I'm playing both sides of the ball this year, my senior year," he said. "I'm playing offensive guard and defensive tackle.

"Coach Brumfield liked that, that I could do more than one thing. I'm just ready to be a team player, and I know Western Kentucky would help me dedicate myself to that.

"They like my hustle, the way I hustle, my explosiveness and the way I get off the snap. I'm a between the whistles kind of guy, the whistle blows then I'll stop, but I'll see ya next play. I've just got a good motor. I'm a pass-rush specialist, so I think I gotta get better at things like screen recognition, using my hands and stopping the run."

Reese said he's unsure about an official visit at this time, but "definitely" plans to watch WKU when they play at Louisiana Tech on November 1.

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