Greg Reid Commits to Florida State
Just weeks after withdrawing his verbal commitment from Florida, Greg Reid announced that he will play for Florida State. Knife, meet Florida's back. Reid made the announcement during a radio show Tuesday night on the eve of national signing day. ... "It felt like it was the right place for me," Reid said. The highly-touted defensive back cited several reasons why Florida State won out over his other potential college choices -- schools like Alabama, Georgia and, of course, Florida: Reid had said there were three things he liked more about FSU than the other schools: 1) Early playing time, with the chance to start as a freshman; 2) Closest to home for family and friends to watch him play, with Tallahassee only 85 miles away, while Athens at 240 and Tuscaloosa, Ala., at 380; 3) Playing alongside his high school teammate, Gerald Demps, who is also committed to FSU. Reid won the Atlanta Journal-Constituion's state Player of the Year award for Georgia this season. He's almost a lock to see time immediately on FSU's secondary and special teams units. In addition to dominating as a cornerback, Reid showed his athleticism off as a running back at Valdosta's Lowndes High, rushing for 1,242 yards and 16 touchdowns as a senior. Rivals.com ranks Reid as a five-star prospect, the fourth-best corner in the recruiting class of 2009 and the 27th-best player overall. As Florida State tries to regain some of its AWOL prominence, landing a guy like Reid becomes huge -- not only because of the caliber of player he is, but anytime the Noles take down Florida and other big-name Southern schools in a recruiting battle, it only helps their national reputation.