Indiana commit Jake Reed was one of the top recruits on the field, but it was a less heralded senior…
Options Come, but Reed Stays Solid
Columbus North's Jake Reed fulfilled a longtime goal in April when he committed to the Indiana Hoosiers. However, with National Signing Day months away, schools continued to recruit Reed, and the 6'3, 230-lb defensive end and tight end prospect would add a post-verbal offer. "In late June, Jake received a scholarship offer from Stanford," his father, Casey Reed reported to Scout.com, "We all agreed that an offer from Stanford was an honor and worthy of a visit to see if it was a good fit. Jake visited Stanford in early July and was impressed with the school, area, football program, and coaches." This presented Jake with a difficult choice, and he, for the second time, had to go through a decision making process. "After thoughtful consideration he decided to make a list of the pros and cons of each offer he had received. We told him that having to decide between multiple offers was a good problem to have and that as far as we were concerned the only "right" choice was where he felt he would be happiest. He considered several factors and concluded Indiana would be the best fit for him. He really wants to play for Coach Lynch and the rest of the staff at IU and hopefully be a part of the great things he sees happening with the Hoosier football program." Indiana has put together a fine class so far, one that has them currently sitting at third in Scout.com's Big Ten Recruiting Rankings, and they can continue to bank that Reed will be a part of that. "In the end Jake felt IU was the school he wanted to attend and the program he wanted to be a part of. His mother and I are both very happy with his decision and look forward to him being a Hoosier." Yet, Signing Day still is a ways off, and he will undoubtedly see more attention come his way throughout the fall and winter, but Mr. Reed does not anticipate any changes with his son. "Jake has told us that if nothing changes with the coaching staff at IU that he could not think of any other offers that would make him change his mind."
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