Recruiting On Backburner For Reed

Even though he's got quite a few more schools after him, Georgia Military LB Dezmin Reed (6-3, 230) says his commitment to Appalachian State remains strong...

"I committed to Appalachian State back in the summer and I'm still strongly committed there," Reed told "I've gotten offers from Colorado, UAB, South Alabama and Tennessee State and I've been talking a lot with Wyoming recently, so I think they might be close to offering me, but I'm still committed to App State.

"I really like the coaches there and they are playing (FBS) now, so it's really a great situation for me.

"I will still take some visits. I will definitely visit App State and most likely Colorado too. Other than that, I am not really sure."

As prep in Atlanta, Georgia, Reed enjoyed quite a bit of success, but he was unable to get qualified for a scholarship, so he decided to head to Georgia Military.

"It definitely helped that they were close to home, but I also really liked the program and they have a good history of getting guys qualified and moved on to (four-year programs)," Reed said.

As a freshman, Reed saw plenty of playing time, totaling 35 tackles, one sack and 5.5 tackles-for-loss from his outside linebacker spot.

This year, Reed has moved inside and he currently ranks second on his team with 30 tackles, two sacks, eight tackles-for-loss, two forced fumbles, a pass breakup and a block.

"I'm at my best covering sideline-to-sideline and I have a good motor that doesn't stop," Reed said. "I worked a lot this summer on getting faster and stronger and I also wanted to know my assignments better, so I studied our defense a lot and figured out my responsibilities and made sure I was where I was supposed to be and doing what I needed to do to help my team be successful."

Reed is on pace to finish up his two-year degree in December and he will have three years to play two following the 2014 football season.

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