Reed puts up outstanding numbers

A receiver that has already put up some amazing numbers so far this year is Santa Rosa WR Brandyn Reed (6-2, 183). He leads the state in touchdown receptions and he's got several D-1 schools interested in what he has to offer. JCFootball.com caught up with the big play wideout recently and he updated us on recruiting as well as how his season is coming along...

Reed enjoyed a solid prep career at Windsor High School in California and decided to head to Santa Rosa because he didn't get much in the way of recruiting attention out of high school.

"I had some friends who were already coming here and it was still pretty close to home, so it was just the right situation for me," Reed said. "They also have a great offense here and it suits me perfectly, so it was just the best decision for me."

That's an understatement.

Even though he took a backseat to All-American Aubrey Quarles, who is now lighting things up at Kansas State, Reed was able to use his 4.35 speed and elusiveness to post solid numbers as a freshman -- 33 receptions for 540 yards and 10 touchdowns -- and was named first team All-NCFA for his efforts.

This season, now that he's the featured Bear Cubs target, Reed has been a monster, posting 51 receptions for 1,036 yards and an amazing 15 touchdowns.

"People think it was easier for me last year because Aubrey took all the double-teams and they would roll coverages at him," Reed said, "but for me it was harder than this year because I wasn't used to the speed and it took me a little while to get things down.

"I watched everything (Quarles) did and how he handled certain situations and now things have been pretty easy for me this year compared to last year."

On the recruiting front, Reed has schools like TCU, Nevada, Fresno State, Bowling Green and New Mexico after him although he still is waiting for his first offer.

"Actually a couple coaches have been calling me, but I haven't gotten back to them," Reed said. "I'm going to do that this week because I want to start setting up my visits so I can get a look at the different schools."

Reed is on pace to finish his AA in May and he'll have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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