Gould’s grades: Film review, scouting report on Miami Hurricanes freshman OL Cleveland Reed

Cleveland Reed (247Sports)

Cleveland Reed (247Sports)

Ten of Miami’s recruits for 2018 enrolled in January and participated in spring drills in March. At that time, Post contributor Daniel Gould offered a scouting report for each player, plus a grade, a projection and other interesting tidbits.

With another wave of 2018 freshmen on the way — summer classes start May 21 — here’s a look at the rest of the class.

Gould is a Dallas-based data analyst who has been charting UM games for four years and reviewing signing classes for the last six. His evaluations are mostly based on reviews of high school highlight films, which are readily available on sites like Hudl and YouTube. He grades players on a 10-to-5 scale, rating their current skills and projecting their potential:

10: five-star caliber now, eventual All-American and immediate impact player.
9: upper-tier four-star, All-ACC caliber.
8: mid-tier four-star, impactful multi-year starter without as high a ceiling.
7: lower four-star, solid starter but not someone to build around.
6: high three-star, a role player with physical limitations that prevent a full-time starting job.
5: mid-tier three-star, likely a project or a special-teamer.
Below 5: Not a scholarship-level player at Miami.

(See below for links to previous profiles.)

Next up: Cleveland Reed, an interior prospect who can be a powerful pusher in the run game.

CLEVELAND REED

Reed

Gould’s grade: 8

Scouting report: “Good height at 6-4 with a thick build. Dominating run blocker who moves defenders on power plays. Powerful punch. Quick, choppy feet and plays with a wide base. Moves well downfield and knocks linebackers off balance. Average flexibility and doesn’t bend very well. Doesn’t cover much ground with his kick step and is better in short areas. Inconsistent hand placement and lets rushers get under him. Played OT and DT in HS. Under Armour All-American. Chose Miami over Florida. Powerful player who projects best at guard. Needs to lose some weight and improve quickness off the snap before he’s ready to be a full-time starter.”

More Reed

Reed can play several spots
Seems 2018 offensive recruits will fit in well
Expectations high for this class

More Gould’s Grades

Early enrolleesQB Williams | RB Lingard | WR Hightower | WR Wiggins | OL Scaife | OL Campbell | DE Rousseau | DB Frierson | CB Ivey | S HallSummer arrivals: RB Davis | FB George | WR Pope | WR Ezzard | TE Jordan | TE Mallory | OL Reed | DT Silvera | DT Miller | LB Joyner | CB Blades | CB Bethel | 2017 signing class