Indianapolis (Ind.) Pike cornerback Jonathan Reed expected to receive interest from Big Ten and Big East schools this spring, but he was surprised when teams from the West Coast started showing up at his school. The 5-10, 178-pound corner is now looking to reciprocate that interest with early summer visits.
"I have a lot of high interest from Utah and Oregon now," Reed said. "They heard about me, I guess, and jumped on it. I really wasn't expecting any West Coast interest like that.
"I've been talking to them almost weekly and am looking to take visits out there sometime soon. Maybe early summer, right when school ends, I will try to get out there."
Reed continues to receive interest from schools close to home. He holds offers from Bowling Green, Temple, Toledo and Western Michigan, and is hearing from several more BCS programs.
"Other than the West Coast, the most interest I'd say is from North Carolina, Mizzou, IU, Michigan and Kentucky," Reed said. "There's been a few schools that have stopped by to talk with my coach. There are a lot of schools that are getting close [to offering], they just want to see me do things up close."
Reed has now transitioned from track into preparation for his senior football season. He made an unofficial visit to Kentucky last month, but was forced to stay close to home during track season.
"I have been running track, so that has been taking my weekends," Reed said. "I don't know exactly what camps I will go to, but I will probably get out to five or six.
Because of his football responsibilities, Reed is unable to compete in the postseason championships with his track team. He reported that he has clocked a 10.78 in the 100 meters this spring, though.