Our early choice as the top quarterback in the NorCal region and a player who will compete for national acclaim is Oakland (Calif.) McClymonds Kyle Reed . Reed, 6-2, 190 pounds was very impressive at last year's NorCal Nike Camp and will definitely be one to watch this Spring.
Like another talented in-state signal caller, Garey, Pomona's Osaar Rasshan, Reed plays in a run oriented system and did not have the same kind of statistical numbers as some other quarterbacks in the state. This is just one of the reasons we also say high school stats are way overrated and one look at Reed's highlite film shows you all you need to know about him.
Reed has good size and a strong, wiry frame. He has plus arm strength, moves very well in the pocket and can make plays with his legs or his arm. He throws equally well in and out of the pocket, makes good decisions and has good leadership skills as well.
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As a junior, Reed threw for 1,100 yards and 10 touchdowns, modest numbers but he was impressive enough to earn 1st team All-City and third team all-state underclass honors. As we mentioned, he shined at the Nike Camp at Palo Alto last year and was so impressive at Cal's team camp over the summer, the Bears offered him a scholarship prior to his junior season.
In addition to Cal, UCLA and just recently Washington State have also offered Reed and the signal caller is also hearing from the rest of the Pac 10 plus Colorado, Colorado State, North Carolina, Nebraska, Boise State, Michigan, LSU, BYU, Oklahoma, Iowa and several others.
"Cal is my top school and has been for some time," Reed said. "Growing up, I always liked Cal and Michigan but Cal is where I'm leaning right now followed by Washington State, UCLA and Nebraska. I'm planning to camp at Cal and San Jose State this summer and would also like to make the (EA SPORTS) Elite 11 quarterback."
Academically, Reed is carrying a 2.8 GPA and will again the Nike camp at Stanford in May.