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 3rd, 2009
9:12 pm

Florida State was a great choice for him because Valdosta, Georgia is not that far from Tallahassee, Florida so he probably wanted to be close to home so his family can visit him.

Ms V

February 3rd, 2009
8:25 pm

I wish you all the best. Please let your haters be motivators. All successful people have had great things said about them and not so great things said. But just remember who YOU are!!!! You are a winner and no can take that away from you!!
Much Love!!!!

Fear the Spear

February 3rd, 2009
8:09 pm

YES!!! We needed to bulk up on our secondary depth and this is a heck of a way to do it. UGA and Bama fans: Hope there’s no hard feelings and I wish both of you the best of luck this next season.

And to the annoying Gaytor: there’s this other blogster on a nole blog I always go to that has the same dispicible excuse for a life that he has to go bash teams on other blogs. I truly do fell sorry for you. Maybe you and this other guy can hook up and fantasize about Tim Tebow together. All the best, loser.

3 Dawg Nite

February 3rd, 2009
8:05 pm

Seriously, anything that pisses off Urban Meyer is OK by me.


February 3rd, 2009
8:03 pm

He picked FSU

Dawg Holliday

February 3rd, 2009
8:01 pm

Q. Why do you roll your windows up when you drive through Athens?

A. So you won’t get hit in the head by an un-used scholarship.

Great job coaches! Kinda botched the math this year. Kinda botched the season last year.


February 3rd, 2009
8:00 pm

Hey SOS send over one of those kickoff guys if you don’t mind since Bama sure could use one. Anyway, I think you guys do pretty good tomorrow. At the end of the day if you’re Top 10 it’s never anything to sneeze at.


February 3rd, 2009
7:58 pm

While I’m at it, can I have one of those schollys too since nobody wants those either?

Richt needs to win the big one

February 3rd, 2009
7:58 pm

Richt needs this class to be a big one and a class that produces something on the field. Not just highly rated coming in, no titles while at UGA and then on to the NFL. What happens to all the high level recruits while they are at Georgia?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHY CANT RICHT COACH THEM Up?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


February 3rd, 2009
7:57 pm

Is it OK if I have #24 since nobody wants it?