Madison's Reed Is A Lineman To Watch

Posted Mar 2, 2004

OL/DL Tim Reed of Madison, OH is a fine prospect to watch this year. He's being recruited by several schools early on in the process.

One of Northeast Ohio's top two-way line prospects is Madison's Tim Reed. Reed (6-3, 270, 5.0) is hearing from mostly West Virginia, Pitt and Iowa.

"Those are the schools that have the best program for what I'm thinking about as a major (Education)," he said.

It isn't too common for education to play a role in where a player camps, but that seems to be the case for Reed, who camped at Ohio State last year.

"I'm not sure where I'll camp, but likely those schools that are going to give me the best education curriculum," he said.

Academics are also playing a big role in his college choice as well. He has a 3.75 GPA and is looking for specific factors in choosing a college.

"The student-teacher ratio," he said. "I don't want to go to a school where students outnumber teachers 50-to-1. The campus needs to be compact; I don't want to be driving all over the place just to get to class. Community is going to be important."

Reed could play on either side of the ball in college, and he doesn't have a personal preference.

"It doesn't really matter," he said. "I don't care; offense or defense, but if I was given the opportunity, it would be defense."

Tim says he'll likely wait until after the season to make a decision so there will be no distractions.

"I'm likely to take all my visits," he said.

Reed also wrestled this year as he finished sixth in the state in the heavyweight class, going 28-10. He weighs in at 255 right now as he only lost six or seven pounds to wrestle heavyweight. He will not be playing a spring sport and plans on likely just working out with his line coach and being in the weight room.

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