What will Greg Reid do? The state awaits Tuesday night


Lowndes DB Greg Reid

Lowndes DB Greg Reid

What will Greg Reid do on Tuesday night?

The state and (gulp) nation awaits, as Reid has transformed himself into arguably the county’s “hottest” college football prospect over the last month.

Reid, the AJC’s Player of the Year, will choose between Alabama, Florida State and Georgia between 6-8 p.m. on a local radio station that also broadcasts over the Internet.

Love him or hate him, Reid is nothing short of greatness on the football field. He is considered the rarest of prospects, someone who has the potential to improve a college team’s football fortunes from the very moment he arrives on campus. What will Greg Reid do?

The 5-foot-8 Reid had a dominating senior season at Lowndes High. If that wasn’t convincing enough, he played in Georgia’s North-South all-star classic and scored the game’s only two touchdowns on punt returns of 89 and 77 yards. If more proof was needed, Reid won MVP honors with two interceptions in the ESPN-televised Under Armour game, rocketing his Q rating through the roof.

What will Greg Reid do? Let’s give a quick breakdown of the three finalists:

ALABAMA: All Alabama had to do was get Greg on campus, which was quite a task. He was initially supposed to go on Jan. 9, but then switched to Florida State. Greg then agreed to visit Alabama on Jan. 23, but nearly backed out at the last minute for Tennessee. However, once Reid made it to Tuscaloosa, Ala., he said he was impressed with the tough talk and NFL background of Alabama coach Nick Saban.

FLORIDA STATE: Several members of Reid’s family want him to play closer to home, and Tallahassee is only 85 miles away. However; it appears that Greg’s biggest allure to Florida State is an opportunity to compete immediately for a starting position, as the team lacks depth at defensive back.

GEORGIA: There are so many things in favor of the Bulldogs, most notably that Reid told several prospects committed to Georgia that he will be joining them (then again, he could’ve told that to Alabama and FSU players, too). What also helped Georgia with Reid was the enormous positive reaction it generated throughout the South Georgia area when he said he planned to visit the Bulldogs. He likes UGA coach Mark Richt, and thinks he can be a calming influence on his life. Reid also thinks he has a shot at playing early for the Bulldogs.

What will Greg Reid do? What’s your pick? Post below and let’s see if you’re correct.

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February 7th, 2009
3:07 pm


February 3rd, 2009
3:22 pm
He will be a Bulldog, Tallahassee is a dump, the stadium sucks and the academics are a joke unless you want to be a 5th grade teacher, Alabama is primarily comprised of dumb rednecks that got rejected at UGA, similiar to Tennessee.”

You’re a dope. Doak is way better than lame-o Sanford Stadium. And Tally is more enticing to a recruit that whitebread, cookie-cutter Athens.

And, yes, looks like I’m right. He’s a NOLE!


February 5th, 2009
9:57 am

Yall are lame!! Sometimes its not about what you know, Its who you know!!! If you have a Talent then use it. In which greg is using his football skills, and you are using yours. Maybe we think you are ignorant! Does not matter. Greg is going follow his dreams like you have followed yours! Most of you all are jealous because he is doing something with his life! Young people have dreams and WE ARE THE FUTURE!!

Chynna Finnissee

February 5th, 2009
9:54 am

Good luck Sweetie!!!

Chynna Finnissee

February 5th, 2009
9:53 am

OMG!!!!..i mean ppl really need to stop hatting on G.Reid…Atleast he is doing something with his life..Greg is a good person and im happy that he has this opportunity to go to college and make something of his life..my advise to him would be not to worry abt the bs ppl r talking bc at the end of the day G.Reid is still going to be G.Reid..


February 5th, 2009
9:44 am

most of the stupid people talkin bad about my friend GREG REID are hating on a a young man who worked hard 2 get where he is and half of the people ain’t nuthin compared 2 G.REID and probably most of the people can’t even play as hard as him and he’s smart enough 2 be going 2 FSU while dumb azz people home makin stupid comments and he’s on the way 2 millions


February 5th, 2009
9:25 am

WoW yall people crazy and some stupid people that talk bad about my brother half of yall mad because yall sons cant play as well as my brother. He has the grades so that can be cut Urban Meyer called my house and told my brother himself that he was accepted but he wanted to start his freshman year so thats why he went to fsu even though im a 100% gator. And yeah you really need to watch his games stupid he only 5′8 and you cant name 1 person that caught a ball over him so just sit back and relax and watch my brother make his millions while im right behind him……oh and i like the comment mrs.henry lol


February 4th, 2009
9:37 am

Reid will fit right in at FSU (Free Shoes University). Doubt he will meet the grades requirement. He will play Juco somewhere.


February 3rd, 2009
11:17 pm

All you people on here calling Greg a thug and dumb and all those other terrible things need to get a life. None of you even know him because if you did, you wouldn’t be saying those things. Instead of encouraging our youth, you are on this blog with all of your negativity. All of us have done somethings in our younger days that we wish we hadn’t, so he who is without sin, cast the first stone. Greg Reid is a fine young man and an outstanding athlete. Don’t let the 5′8″ fool you. Just ask some of the 6′5″ and above receivers he’s intercepted or broken up passes from. I don’t know who your #1 cornerback is, but where was he during the ESPN Under Armour game when Greg Reid won MVP? So if you don’t have anything encouraging to say, don’t say anything. You don’t know anything about his grades or anything else, so stay off of this blog with your hatred!!!


February 3rd, 2009
11:10 pm

A 5′ 8″ DB being great in college? Call me a skeptic, but… actually no. It simply is not going to happen. A RB, maybe. But not a DB. He’ll be a great roleplayer, and we’ll completely forget who he was a few years from now.

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