Some players just look the part and have that certain swagger about them that makes you want to follow them. Oakland (Calif.) McClymond's quarterback Kyle Reed is one of those players. He had a solid showing at Saturday's Nike camp and then really impressed at the EA SPORTS Elite 11 workout at Cal on Sunday.
Reed, 6-1.5, 194 pounds has a basketball body, very athletic looking and strong. He clocked a 4.68 in the 40, 4.32 in the shuttle, did 22 reps on the bench and jumped 28 inches in the vertical. A year ago, Reed weighed 181 pounds, ran a 4.90-40, 4.50 shuttle, did 10 reps on the bench and jumped 27 inches in the vertical so it's very apparent the signal caller has been training hard in the last year.
Reed threw just OK by his standards on Saturday. We've seen him better and he just looked a little off. His arm strength was a little down, his accuracy wasn't always consistent and he struggled in some of the drills. Saying that, Reed was still one of the top quarterbacks in attendance and in everyone's top three to four on the day.
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On Sunday at the EA SPORTS Elite 11 workout at Cal, it was a different story as Reed looked like another quarterback. His drops were clean and fast, he had zip on his passes and his mechanics were much better than the day before. His accuracy was very good and he was able to make all the throws, from the 18 yard outs where he had to put some zip on it to the touch passes and long balls.
The always confident Reed told us after the Nike Camp Saturday that he felt like he was still the best guy there but did acknowledge he was better on Sunday.
"Yeah, I thought I threw the ball well today, I was just more relaxed and wasn't pressing as much," Reed said. "I had a lot of fun both days though and it was fun competing with all these guys because I know a lot of them and we all get along so well."
Reed currently has offers from Cal, Oregon State and UCLA and the Bears still lead the pack.
"Cal is my top school followed by UCLA, Washington State and Oregon State," Reed said. "I want to take my trips before committing. Even though Cal is my leader, I'm far from a lock. I want to see what else is out there first and see what all my options are before I do anything."