Tampa (Fla.) Gaither defensive end Mikhail Reece is a football prospect who can best be described as raw. He possesses a great frame at 6-foot-5, 230-pounds which combined with his athleticism and intelligence has colleges interested and intrigued.
"Yale was my first offer," Reece said. "Since then I have received an offer from Western Kentucky, Bethune-Cookman, and Grambling. I am also hearing from Iowa State, Eastern Michigan, a little bit from Louisville and Purdue."
At this stage, the talented Reece says that he would put three schools in a lead group for his services.
"Yale, Western Kentucky, and Purdue," Reece said.
He talked a bit about why each of those three schools are standing out.
Yale: "Academics. It is in a pretty good league. It is just Yale, a great opportunity."
Western Kentucky: "They are Division I and playing great. I think I would get playing time there. It is also kind of down south, so not too far from home."
Purdue: "It is in a great conference and is a great school as well."
At this time, the two-star Sunshine State prospect has yet to hit the road for a visit.
"I haven't taken any visits yet," Reece said. "I am going to go to Yale in December, at some point around there. I haven't scheduled anything official but I am planning to visit Yale."
With regards to a timeline for making a decision, Reece said he could go all the way up to National Signing Day in early February.
On his senior season, Reece estimates he has around 45 tackles and five sacks on his senior season.