Post Commitment Interview: Lucas Reed

Tucson (AZ) Sabino TE Lucas Reed talks about his commitment to New Mexico

What a difference a year makes.

Tucson (AZ) Sabino TE Lucas Reed went from playing on the junior varsity and seeing spot duty as a 6-6 175 pound junior to an all state player and division-one commit as a senior.

He credits an off-season of hard work for his improvement. "Me and a friend of mine set a goal to catch 3,000 balls. We ended up doing about 1,500. In passing league, the first tournament was bad. But at the second one I caught like 60 balls and only dropped one and it has been my best football from then on."

He has seen his weight room strength increase dramatically. He recently repped 305 twice on the bench and power cleans 285 pounds.

Reed, now 6-6 205, recently committed to the University of New Mexico after tripping their last weekend and receiving an offer on the visit.

He comments on the visit. "They have a great coaching staff and very nice facilities." He adds, "We went up the tram and saw snow. I don't see that often being from Arizona. I really like it up there."

Coach Gonzales was the point man in Reed's recruiting and informed him of the offer while he was in Albuquerque. Reed must have saw what he wanted to see because he committed to Coach Gonzales on an in-home visit a few days after he returned from New Mexico.

"Coach Gonzales came to the house, we watched some of my game film and I committed to him about 45 minutes into the visit."

"It is just a great fit for me and close to home," Reed adds.

Other schools that were showing interest were Arizona, who asked him to walk-on, Nevada, Idaho and Northern Arizona. Though none extended a scholarship offer.

Reed carries a 2.9 GPA and couldn't remember his SAT score but does not envision a problem qualifying. He says he would like to major in computer science, architecture or business but is still undecided.

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