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
6:38 pm

Has anyone tried to listen in on the radio station


February 3rd, 2009
6:17 pm

Is there any truth to the rumor that Reid eliminated UGA earlier today?


February 3rd, 2009
6:08 pm

you “adults” need to stop and think BEFORE you write. to call someone a “thug, stupid, short, slow, and not good enough to compete” shows just how idiotic some of you adults are.

FSU -aka- the “criminoles”- are having a bad spurt that normally bobby would have never let happen.

UGA spells dogs “DAWGS” so there goes that educational system.

then you have UF that says “greg isnt a man of his word”—thats funny coming from a school that hired a coach in the middle of his contract after having promised the kids at utah he would be there. guess we know what meyers “word” is good for then huh? to claim that the gators were the “only school to recruit him the last 2 years was absurd— just like a purty engaged bride thats not married yet—just cause she isnt being pursued in public doesnt mean she isnt wanted by someone else- just means theyre waiting in the shadows.

attack a school people, not a young man trying to make a important life decision. seems they are some true “haters” (using that word make me a thug also?) out there.


February 3rd, 2009
5:51 pm

Mac…what the heck is wrong with being a 5th grade teacher? If someone had not been, you would not be earning a living right now, however meager than living might be. Being a Gator, and hating FSU football, I must say your comments about the stadium are beyond stupid. The Doak is a beautiful football stadium, and the FSU campus is equally beautiful. And, yes, FSU educates and puts out some of the best teachers in the country…and we cetainly need “best” teachers today with the highly disrespectful and “give it to me, I don’t want to earn it” type of kids coming into schools today.

Wally Butts

February 3rd, 2009
5:48 pm

Florida owns the FL/UGA Series since 1940. But UGA dominated in the 20’s and 30’s but who really cares. The Gators own the Dogs.

Jim Donnan

February 3rd, 2009
5:46 pm

Greg Reid will not qualify, so whatever he decides tonight is pointless.

Let the Big Dawg Read! Jan Kemp, 1986


February 3rd, 2009
5:44 pm

FSU, baby!!! Come on Greg Reid!!!


February 3rd, 2009
5:43 pm

Sorry to all the typos in my previous email.


February 3rd, 2009
5:41 pm

I am wishing for Georgia or FSU, not Bama, so the Gators can kick is “arse” almost every year. Be a Gator, or be a “eatin by a Gator.” At least he want be standing on the sidelines watching if he signs with Georgia or FSU. It would take him three years to get on the field at Florida.


February 3rd, 2009
5:32 pm

Trouble is brewing at FSU. As always. Another player kicked off the team today(preston parker). Things never change. Institutional control hangs over their heads WOW