Last month, Cleveland, Texas prospect Cedric Reed traveled to Baton Rouge to take in his first game in Tiger Stadium. After sitting in the stands of a few games in Austin, the four-star prospect was able to stack up the competition.
“I had thought Longhorns fans were the loudest, but now I see that LSU is way up there too,” said Reed after the weekend’s events.
“I liked everything that I saw. It was a big-time game, the campus had a lot of people and the stadium was loud. Being my first time there, I have to say it was about what I expected, and that’s a good thing.”
In a race that most expect to come down to LSU and Texas, Tiger fans will take any positive feedback that they can get.
At 6-foot-5, 245-pounds, Reed projects as one of the top defensive ends in the 2011 class. So far, he has pulled in offers from the likes of LSU, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Nebraska, Baylor, Stanford, Texas A&M and others.
He expects the Longhorns, a program that doesn’t extend written scholarships until after the current signing class has signed, to also extend an offer.
In a recruitment that holds no timetables, the race is anyone’s for the taking. Right now, two teams still lead.
“I definitely like what I have seen and heard from Texas and LSU, but it is early and I know other schools are out there that I have not gotten to find out a lot about,” Reed said. “Once this season wraps up, I will get my focus on to all of that.”