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Reed could be special receiver

Elk Grove (Calif.) Cosumnes Oaks is loaded with talent and there's a 2015 prospect there that could land a bunch more offers as his recruitment continues.
Wide receiver LJ Reed could be a special prospect for coach Ryan Gomes as the 6-foot-3, 195-pound recruit already has four offers and many more could be coming in through his junior season.
"He's definitely a freak," Gomes said.
"He's 6-foot-3, 195 pounds. He's different than Alex (Van Dyke) because Alex is really linear and plays so long and stretches it and LJ is a little more loose in the hips, a little more fluid and goes up and gets it at the highest level."
This summer was good for Reed, who lists offers for Arizona State, Idaho and Eastern Washington among others.
The 2015 wide receiver impressed at Oregon State's camp plus with some work to do academically, Reed did well in summer school which could be the final hurdle before his recruitment really takes off this season.
With Van Dyke and Duke commit Kameron Schroeder leading the way at Cosumnes Oaks this season, Reed can be a perfect complement in the offense and then be the focal point leading into his senior year.
"He was the best player at the Oregon State camp," Gomes said. "(Assistant coach) Brent Brennan told me he thinks both he and Alex are All-Pac 12 wide receivers. He said they're both that good. They'll be one of the best combo receivers in the state of California.
"He has some work academically. He pulled an 'A' in summer school biology. I laid it down for him obviously and told him about the scholarship opportunities. He'll have everybody in the country. He's that good."
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