Reed is a playmaker in the middle

Santa Rosa LB Seann Reed (6-3, 240) is a playmaker that has flown under the radar so far this year, but he's started to make a name for himself and some west coast schools have started to take notice. got in touch with the physical linebacker from northern California and he talked about his season so far and what schools have made contact recently.

"I had a good year last year and this year our team is off to a good start," Reed told recently. "We're 3-0 and we've got a big game this weekend against Yuba."

Reed had 50 tackles a freshman in 2006 and so far in 2007 he's posted 12 tackles from his rover position, but he'll be adding some more responsibilities to his duties.

"Our MIKE (middle) linebacker got hurt so they're sliding me over so I can make all the calls and adjustments," Reed said. "I like the pressure of making those calls and having the control. I feel like I know the system well enough and the other positions and what they are supposed to do so that I can make the right adjustments."

Reed prepped at Del Norte High School in Crescent City, Ca. and was named first team all-state as a linebacker. He was asked to walk on by both Nevada and Utah State, but opted to go the JC route and hopes to earn a scholarship offer after his work this fall.

"Both of those guys were recruiting me and I thought they were going to have a scholarship for me, but they ended up asking me to walk on when signing day came," Reed said. "I felt like I had the ability to play D-1 ball so I wanted to see about getting a scholarship and that's why I headed here because they have a good reputation of getting guys moved on to the next level."

Reed showed up to Santa Rosa as a 6-3, 210 pound linebacker and worked hard this summer to add weight and muscle.

"It's weird," Reed said. "I must have matured into my body because I worked really hard on my speed, but I ended up gaining 30 pounds and I still got faster.

"I was running 5.0 forties and now I'm running 4.7's and I'm 240 pounds. I also got a lot stronger. I benched 385 recently and I'm trying to maintain my strength during the season."

On the recruiting front, while no offers have been forthcoming, Reed is currently hearing from Nevada, Oregon State, Nebraska, Hawaii and San Jose State.

"Nevada came to one of our games and Oregon State called and said they're looking at me," Reed said. "I'd like to stay on the west coast if the opportunity is there, but I'll go anywhere to play."

Reed plans to finish his two-year degree in December and will have three years to play two once he arrives on campus.

Santa Rosa will face Yuba this weekend at home.

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