Baytown (Texas) Lee coach Dick Olin has had a great tradition of sending quality receivers and quarterbacks to the next level and next in line appears to be 6-foot-1, 175-pound standout Michael Reed.
Reed, who caught four passes for 38 yards in the Ganders’ season-opening loss to San Antonio Roosevelt, describes himself as a receiver that knows how to get open.
“I do a lot of reading of the field and I see it better than other receivers,” Reed, a two star prospect that is ranked as a 5.3 on the Rivals Rating scale, said. “I know how to sit down in the zones and get open or break away against man-to-man coverage.”
A lot of his success and potential can be attributed to Lee’s wide open passing attack.
“It’s a receiver’s dream,” Reed said. “It really allows you to maximize your ability.”
And it’s Reed’s ability that has already attracted scholarship offers from Baylor, Pittsburgh, Louisiana Tech and Toledo. He’s received calls this month from Pittsburgh and Baylor.
“They pretty much say that they saw me on tape and they’re very interested,” Reed said. “I tell them how grateful that I am for them calling and that I hope they remain interested in me.”
There are others that are starting to pick up the interest in Reed, also.
“Texas Tech is sending me a lot of things,” Reed said. “They sent me a package on how they get open in their offense. Iowa told my coaches that they are getting ready to offer me, and I was told that Kansas State was going to really watch me a lot.
“Iowa and K-State would be good fits for me. It would be cool to play with Drew (Tate) again and Ell Roberson is from Lee and his brother is here and his mother is best friends with my mother, so there is a connection there.”