A pair of new scholarships came in for Washington (D.C.) Friendship Collegiate Academy athlete Albert Reid late last week. Who pulled the trigger on the 5-foot-11, 195-pounder?
"West Virginia and Buffalo offered," he said. "I never thought West Virginia would come through. Virginia Tech was always my dream school, but I watched West Virginia on TV and I never saw myself playing for West Virginia. It's exciting for me now, especially cause they want me as a running back and that's what I want to play in college."
The fact West Virginia offered was a surprise to Reid.
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"It was a coincidence," he said. "Two days before West Virginia offered, I was looking at the school on the computer, researching them and picturing myself going there. Two days later, my coach came to me and said they came to the school and they just wanted to size me up and the next day they offered me."
Meanwhile, what about the Buffalo offer?
"Buffalo is a good school," he said. "I don't really have much to say, but every offer is a big offer for me. I know a lot of people don't get the chance to go to college for free and a big college like that."
Reid believes Iowa may be close to offering as well as they are expected to visit this week.
Next on the agenda are visits for the versatile prospect.
"I'm going to be visiting schools this summer as soon as the beginning of June I plan on visiting Vanderbilt," he said. "I'm probably going to visit West Virginia on an unofficial visits and a couple more schools. I'll probably go to Maryland's camp and I'm interested in Boston College too."