More than a Ranking for Reed

Reed (1) breaks up a pass to Kyle Prater

Trovon Reed has a couple of weeks before he inks a letter with the college of his choice, but one thing is certain that whoever he signs with will be getting a Scout.com 5-star prospect in the fold.

After a solid showing at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl current Auburn commitment Trovon Reed, a 5-foot-11, 180-pound receiver from Thibodaux High in La., was one of the few players that were inserted in to the Scout.com Top50 and as a member he was awarded with a fifth star.

Reed has been working hard his whole life to become a great football player and he was honored to receive the recognition for his efforts.

"I have been busting my tail,' Reed began. "I have always wanted to be a five-star and now I am a five-star!"

Reed is not going to be resting on his laurels, as he wants to prove that Scout made the right call on projecting him as the 37th best player in the Nation.

"I just have to keep working hard and I can't let anything get in my way or slow me down," Reed began.

"I will use this as motivation. I have always heard and read that Trovon can't do this or Trovon can't do that. So I am happy that I have been recognized but I still need to keep working hard because people are always going to have something to say."


Reed looks on to the AlamoDome field...
Despite nursing a nagging hamstring injury Reed was one of the most solid performers during the week of practice at the U.S. Army Bowl in San Antonio, Texas. He came in to play receiver but after the first day of practices the West coaching staff called on him to also fill in at corner, a position that was sorely under manned on the squad.

Reed went over to defense and did not miss a beat and throughout the practices he seemed like the only player that could put the clamp on Robert Woods, showing versatility and hunger that separated him from the pack. In the game he was also able to break up a pass in the end-zone that was intended for super stud receiver Kyle Prater te help preserve a West lead.

"I really respected all of the coaches down there and wanted to try to help the team out however I could. It was a really fun experience."

Back in March Reed's mother, Rosezina Reed, lost a battle with cancer. Reed and his mother were very close and she wanted him to realize his dream of becoming a major college football player and receiving an elite education.

She also told him that she was going to be beside him every step of his journey; looking down on him as he advanced his career.

After watching how he played and how he represented himself in San Antonio you know that somewhere out there she is one elated parent, and the often soft-spoken Reed only came up with two words to say when asked if he thought his mom would be proud of him on this day.

"Yes sir."

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