The day after early signing day, Miami signed a versatile in-state offensive lineman.
More about him:
Status: signed; plans to enroll in May
Size: 6-4, 296
School: Fort Meade High
Stars: Four (ESPN, Rivals, 247)
Rank: No. 8 offensive guard, No. 140 overall (ESPN); No. 10 offensive guard, No. 258 overall (247); No. 24 offensive tackle (Rivals)
Projection: Starting guard, sometime down the line. He’s not tall, but 247 praised Reed’s ability to play “with a wide base,” and said he has “nimble feet” in the run and pass game. “He pumps his feet and drives through his opponent until the whistle is blown,” the website said, saying he must shed “bad weight” to be more effective.
Fun facts: Under Armour All-American … As of Tuesday, was going to visit Oklahoma and North Carolina and wait until February to sign a letter of intent, according to Rivals … What changed? Mark Richt and offensive line coach Stacy Searels told him they would be recruiting other O-linemen if he elected to wait … Played tackle, guard and center in high school … transferred from Lakeland High before his senior season … Before choosing UM last April, Florida was his No. 2 school. USC, LSU, Ohio State and Louisville were on his list of offers … Wore No. 55 in high school and No. 52 on his UM official visit … Also played defensive tackle … Tore a meniscus in his left knee and played on it during his junior year, but recovered in time for his senior season.