University of Arizona Wildcats
Moreno Valley, California
Rancho Verde High School
Reed was the third defensive end in a three-player rotation that featured all-conference performers in starters Brooks Reed and Ricky Elmore. He arrived on campus as a 215-pound high school standout, but has since grown into a 260-pound physical specimen. Although Reed hasn't produced eye-popping numbers, his size, length and athletic ability make him an intriguing late-round prospect.
Reed prepped at Rancho Verde High School, where he starred on the gridiron as a tight end and defensive end. During his senior season, Reed earned All-CIF Southern Section Division V first-team accolades for his play on defense and added SuperPrep All-Farwest honors. His Mustangs squad posted a 4-6 overall record.
Reed was rated a three-star prospect by Rivals.com, as that recruiting service listed him as the 42nd-best weakside defensive end in the nation. Scout.com rated him a two-star defensive end recruit. He was offered football scholarships by Arizona, Colorado, Kansas State and San Diego State.
Reed originally committed to the Buffaloes, but had a change of heart after the dismissal of head coach Gary Barnett. "I was really surprised how interested Arizona was right away," he said. "They were really excited about me from the beginning." Reed committed to the Wildcats and remained firm on his pledge despite being pursued by other schools.
Reed enrolled at Arizona in 2006 and redshirted as a true freshman while putting in plenty of hours in the weight room. He made his collegiate debut the following season, seeing action in seven games as a reserve defensive end. He managed two tackles (one solo), including an assisted sack for minus-4 yards.
As a sophomore in 2008, Reed emerged as a quality contributor along the Wildcats' defensive front. He played in all 13 games and started four contests in place of Ricky Elmore at left defensive end. He delivered 24 tackles (13 solos) with one sack, 2.5 stops for combined losses of three yards and two forced fumbles. He added one pass deflection.
Reed played a key role in 2009 while starting defensive end Brooks Reed suffered through nagging high ankle sprain that limited him to 10 games. Reed stepped up and played in all 13 games, starting on three occasions in place of the injured starter. The junior contributed 17 tackles (10 solos) with 2.5 sacks for minus-15 yards.
He played in all 13 games with one start as a senior in 2010 and enjoyed his most productive season. He posted a career-high 40 tackles (32 solos) with two sacks for minus 16 yards and six stops for losses totaling 27 yards. His heads-up play also saw him recover one fumble and deflect one pass attempt.
Reed started 8 of 46 games he played in for Arizona, registering 83 tackles (56 solos) with six sacks for minus 35 yards and 11.5 stops for losses totaling 49 yards…Added two forced fumbles, two pass deflections and a fumble recovery.
Played in all 13 games and started one contest…Finished 12th on the team with 40 tackles (32 solos), including two sacks for minus-16 yards and six stops for losses totaling 27 yards…Recovered one fumble and deflected one pass…Part of a unit that ranked third in the conference and tied for 21st in the nation in sacks (2.54 spg), as well as fourth in the Pac-10 and 31st in the country in tackles-for-loss (6.54 tpg).
Played in all 13 games with three starting assignments…Registered 17 tackles (10 solos) with a career-high 2.5 sacks for minus 15 yards…Part of a unit that ranked third in the Pac-10 and 23rd in the nation in sacks (2.62 spg), as well as seventh in the conference and 68th in the country in tackles-for-loss (5.54 tpg).
Played in all 13 games with four starting assignments…Registered 24 tackles (13 solos) with one sack and 2.5 stops for losses totaling three yards…Caused two fumbles and deflected one pass attempt…Part of a unit that finished seventh in the Pac-10 and 64th in the nation in sacks (1.85 spg), as well as eighth in the conference and 76th in the country in tackles-for-loss (5.31 tpg).
Played in seven games as a freshman and managed two tackles (one solo), including an assisted sack for minus four yards.
No major injuries reported.
CAMPUS AGILITY TESTS
4.93 40-yard dash (electronic)…1.72 10-yard dash…2.86 20-yard dash…4.32 20-yard shuttle…7.24 three-cone drill…35 1/2-inch vertical jump…9'11" broad jump…Bench pressed 225 pounds 30 times…33 1/2-inch arm length…10 1/4-inch hands…80 3/4-inch wingspan.
Attended Rancho Verde High School (Moreno Valley, CA), playing football for head coach Pete Duffy…Played defensive end and tight end…SuperPrep All-Farwest choice…CIF Southern Section Division V first-team selection (defense)…Registered 12 sacks and 29 tackles for loss in his career…Led his Mustangs squad to a 4-6 overall record as a senior in 2005…Given a three-star rating by recruiting service Rivals.com, who ranked him as the 42nd-best weakside defensive end prospect in the nation…Rated a two-star prospect by Scout.com…Offered football scholarships by Arizona, Colorado, Kansas State and San Diego State…Originally committed to Colorado but switched to Arizona due to a coaching change…Also excelled as a member of the track and field team, where as a junior he turned in a Southwestern League top-10 finish in the discus throw.
Sociology major…Born 1/1/88 in Sacramento, California…Resides in Moreno Valley, California.
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