The Timpview (Utah) defensive standout talks about where he is at in his the recruiting process…
Reid Is Keeping It Simple This Summer
So many prospects spend their summer running from camp to camp, campus to campus trying to receive as much exposure as possible. Gabe Reid from Timpview High School, in Provo, Utah is not one of those guys. "I have plans to do local 7v7 tournaments at Utah and BYU, and may go to the All-Poly camp in a few weeks," Reid explained. "I have been building good relationships with the schools that have offered me, I don't really feel the need to go run across the West Coast visiting all the schools just yet. I think I'll take my five official visits this fall, and that will be it. I am focused on being the best player I can be for my senior year, and I feel like staying home and working out with my teammates is the best way to accomplish that." Reid's game tape speaks for itself, and while he could potentially pull in a few more offers if he worked the camp circuits, he feels content with the schools that have already offered him. "I am blessed to have so many good options," Reid said. "I am actually up to 9 offers now, Coach Rodriguez (Rich) offered me this morning and Navy offered me earlier this spring. I really like the Pac-12 and am fortunate to have offers from six Pac schools. Arizona, Arizona State, Oregon State, Stanford, Utah, and Washington State have all offered me. I also have offers from BYU, Utah State, and Navy." Reid breaks down the nine offers Utah State: "The Aggies were my first offer. I really think they are up and coming. They play a good brand of football and are tough up there in Logan. Coach McGivens (Kevin) is my recruiting coach and I really like him. They put an emphasis on academics and that is important to me." Utah: "I really like the Utes. I have been there a few times this winter and spring for unofficial visits. The defensive coaches are awesome. Coach Sitake (Kalani) played college football with my dad and they are close. I could see myself playing for him, he is one of the best coaches out there. The facilities are brand new and awesome too." BYU: "BYU is the hometown school for me, which is pretty cool. The defensive scheme there is really good for a guy like me, I get a chance to chase the quarterback around. I also love the connection BYU has to the church, that is big for me. The fact that my dad played there isn't as big a deal as some people may thing. At the end of the day, it is about what fits me best." Stanford: "Landing that Stanford offer was big for me. The academics there are just about unbeatable. My schooling is really important to me, and Stanford is a place where I can really challenge myself. Coach Anderson (Lance) is a great guy. I can really relate to him and he is awesome to talk with. Stanford has also been playing football at a high level the past few years, and it doesn't look like that will change anytime soon." ASU: "I like ASU a lot. They have a crazy defense. They are stacked with playmakers, and just let their guys make plays. I could picture myself playing for a defense like that." WAZZU: "My dad grew up with Coach Salave'a (Joe), and he is really good man. He is a great mentor on the football field and off the field. My family is close to him and I would love to play football for him. I think WAZZU is trending up. They have done a good job recruiting me." Oregon State: "With Oregon State it all started with Coach Seumalo (Joe)... he is a really good coach and man. I talk to him a good amount and he really gets the game, but also cares a lot about me and my family. Oregon State is a great program. They have produced some good football players these past few years." Navy: "Navy offered me a few weeks ago and I was really honored. Navy has great academics and is a program load with really good people. I am still learning more about them." Arizona: "Arizona offered a few hours ago. It was cool to talk to Rich Rod, their head coach. He seemed really cool. I need to learn more about them, but they are another great program." Reid isn't 100% sure he will make it to All-Poly later this month, but if he does, there is a good chance a few more offers come in for the dynamic pass rusher. He won't be making a decision until after his senior season, so locking up one of the five official visits will be imperative to landing the three-star OLB.
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