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

fsufan

February 3rd, 2009
5:18 pm

i love how all these people heve “talked” to him cuz ive read at least 5 people say that and they all say different stuff he is going to fsu to be the next deion sanders the swamp is the real dump doak is a great stadium

Dawg Lover

February 3rd, 2009
5:09 pm

He’s a GEORGIA boy, he will go to UGA.

thomas

February 3rd, 2009
4:59 pm

anyone who doubts greg’s skills, please watch his film. he has the most impressive film at any position this year. greg reid is my number 1 target that we have remaining. he will be a great player, might even start next year. this kid has a special talent, and for anyone to say hes not good is just ignorant.

thomas

February 3rd, 2009
4:54 pm

thats funny, bama is nothing but dumb rednecks that didnt get into georgia…bama will sign six 5 stars tomorrow, and greg reid will be one of them. my friend talked to him last night, hes bama bound. georgia, on the other hand, will only sign one 5 star. so, is it that all these great players cant qualify to get into georgia so they are forced to play for nick saban in tuscaloosa? i dont really think so, obviously these players love what they see in alabama. the tide is on the rise, the bulldogs are sinking. mark richt will never will a national championship, saban already has.

SEC fan

February 3rd, 2009
4:50 pm

Really cool these FSU fans know what the NCAA will do to FSU even before the school or the NCAA rules committee knows. The only thing that could possibly keep FSU off probation is the seniority and respect of Bobby Bowden. They just don’t want the legendary Bowden to go out with his team on probation. Had some school like Nebraska, WVU, Virginia, etc.,committed the level of violations perpetrated by FSU they would already be on probation. Anyone that asserts to know what the NCAA will do is simply blowing smoke. The recent 3rd arrest of one of the FSU starters doesn’t help though. A starter with his 3rd arrest in 3 years and second DUI. Sounds like they run it pretty loose there.

PTC DAWG

February 3rd, 2009
4:28 pm

Anyone calling a High School player names, well, they are idiots.

Best of luck to the Kid wherever he ends up..

Chad

February 3rd, 2009
4:09 pm

Will not qualify wherever he goes. Will have to go the JUCO route.

lowndesvikings01

February 3rd, 2009
4:08 pm

To jennifer:

JUST TO LET YOU KNOW THAT I HAVE SEEN GREG PLAY FOOTBALL SINCE HE WAS AT LOWNDES AND BY NO MEANS DOES HE ACTED LIKE A THUG. HE IS A YOUNG MAN WHO LOVES THE GAME OF FOOTBALL AND IS GREAT AT PLAYING THE GAME. SO YOU CALLING HIM A THUG IS WRONG.

GOOD LUCK REID!!! HOPE TO SEE U SATURDAY IN ATHENS!!!!!!

Andrew

February 3rd, 2009
4:06 pm

paddy, well your facts seem to be a little off there buddy…the ncaa will not put fsu on probation and that hasnt stopped us from having what looks to be a top ten recruiting class…dont make yourself sound stupid…do some research next time.

Andrew

February 3rd, 2009
4:04 pm

mac, have you ever been to the doak? obviously not, considering its one of the nicer stadiums ive ever been to, if not the nicest.