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.

160 comments Add your comment

SOS

February 3rd, 2009
7:55 pm

Maybe we can use one of 4 or 5 unwanted schollys on a kicker who can kick it deep and in-bounds.

He went to FSU Here is the proof. Roll Tide Anyway.

February 3rd, 2009
7:55 pm

gatlin

February 3rd, 2009
7:54 pm

reid to fsu baby great choice good luck in the future and everybody on here downgrading this young man get a life he’s 18 yrs old u should b happy for him no matter where he attends college

84 Dawg

February 3rd, 2009
7:53 pm

Our last commit was Jan 4th. Not exactly closing fast are we?

Probably doesn’t matter. As long as CWM is our coach we will turn defensive chicken salad into chicken $hit for years to come.

Bad UGA Signing Day

February 3rd, 2009
7:51 pm

As I predicted, UGA is going in the tank on signing day…kids who don’t commit early, more than likely are not coming. If you like a school you don’t wait to the last minute.

Lowndesfan

February 3rd, 2009
7:49 pm

Seriously, he chose UGA not FSU.

Billy

February 3rd, 2009
7:48 pm

I can see Greg Reid as a starting CB from Day 1! WOO HOO!!!

scooby doobie doo

February 3rd, 2009
7:47 pm

that o for tomorrow doesn’t sound promising but I will admit I thought Reid was the kickoff to good things and now it looks the opposite. I guess having a few un used schollys will help some walkons that will never make the field.

EMS

February 3rd, 2009
7:46 pm

Why would anyone in their right mind pick FSU? They are quickly becoming irrelevant as a program and Bowden should’ve been gone a long time ago. How many 10 win seasons for FSU since 2001….that would be 1. In the ACC no less. How many 10 win seasons for Georgia since ‘01…6. I can understand choosing Alabama or even Florida over Georgia, but why go to a washed up, soon to be sanctioned program?

Gman

February 3rd, 2009
7:46 pm

Agree with Truth. Anybody who saw us play D this year wouldn’t want any part of CWM. Also agree that the dogs wiff big tomorrow. Dawg news has been an uninterrupted string of bad news lately (trying to live of the Cap 1 bowl win is getting a bit sad).