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Clearwater (Fla.) Central Catholic defender Justus Reed ended his high school career with a Class 3A state runner-up finish. Reed said it was tough to lose, but he was proud of his team.
"We worked really hard and it was our goal to get here (Orlando, home of the state championship)," remarked Reed. "It wasn't the best outcome, but we played hard and gave it everything we got."
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Reed will turn his attention to working out and getting ready to help the Gators improve on their disappointing 4-8 record. He is taking his official visit to Gainesville on Friday, December 13.
"I want to see how I fit in with the players," stated Reed. "I want to see how it's like to be a college student."
The Florida pledge knows he has a chance to play early although nothing is a guarantee.
"If it's a possiblilty that I play early that's great," noted Reed. "I just want to get there and develop. If I can play right away that's great. That want me at the BUCK linebacker position or at defensive end depending on how big I get."
Reed said he is done with recruiting. Miami is one of the schools still sending him mail, but the coaches haven't reached out.
In his last high school game he collected four solo tackles and one assisted stop for Central Catholic in their 34-7 loss to Jacksonville (Fla.) Trinity Christian.
Kynon Codrington is a Southeast Region football recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. You can click here to follow him on Twitter.