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Reed staying busy off the field

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Overland Park (Kan.) St. Thomas Aquinas three-star athlete Kyler Reed was hoping to get a chance to check out a few more schools this summer on unofficial visits, but so far work and working out have kept him from making trips anywhere but Kansas, Kansas State and a trip to Columbia for the NIKE Training Camp.
"I've been working, lifting and doing a lot of 7-on-7 work," Reed, who is the No. 53 athlete in the nation, said. "It's going all right. Our defense has just been Ok. It's early, though, and we've got plenty of time to get better over there."
Reed has also been working on getting better personally.
"I haven't really been trying to bulk up too much," he said. "I'm already 6-3 and around 200 pounds. I'm working more on my agility and my speed. The weight will come more when I get in college. Being at 200 pounds in high school is fine for a receiver. I'm mainly working on my flexibility. We have a guy named Tim Crow that's running our agility and work outs.
"He's really changed everything, and I can tell already that I'm better in a lot of areas."
When it comes to recruiting, Reed continues to garner plenty of interest. His newest scholarship offer came in from Shawn Raney at Iowa State a couple of weeks back. That offer joins the list of Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri, Nebraska, Northwestern, Colorado and Colorado State.
"I'm still trying to get up to Northwestern and Nebraska more than anywhere really since I've never been to those places," he said. "I might wait until the season now that it's so late in the summer. My coach, Kevin Kopecky said we're going to go up to Nebraska to watch them play USC.
"I'm not sure if we'll get tickets or if it'll be an unofficial visit, but I think we will since he said we'd be able to go down on sidelines like we did at K-State last year. I'll probably try to get to Northwestern sometime early in the school year, maybe."
Reed continues to remain in contact with two of the three local schools.
"I don't hear much from Missouri anymore," he said. "I text all the time with the coaches at K-State and KU. I like both of them for sure."
Reed said he thinks he could have a decision sometime during his senior season.
"I don't want to drag it out too much and always have to have people asking me where I'm going," he said. "I think it could almost be a distraction if I let it go on too long."
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