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Reese takes things slow

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Pflugerville (Texas) Hendrickson running back Joseph Reese has had enough attention to be tired of the hectic nature of recruiting already. However, the talented young man says the pressure hasn't been big and he's still excited about each new offer that comes.
The 6-foot-2, 190-pound running back Reese recently added two new offers from Kansas State and Texas Tech to go along with ones from Arizona, Clemson, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, and others. However, recruiting has been on the backburner with track season heating up.
"I'm running four events right now," Reese said. "We've started spring ball too and it's not really a lot to learn. I feel pretty comfortable with the offense. I haven't been focusing as much on recruiting as I probably should be."
Reese has not completely forgotten about recruiting though. He was thinking of a visit to Oklahoma State with a friend, but that has been pushed back. A visit to Texas A&M could be coming up soon as well.
The Aggies are one school that remains his co-leader, along with Texas, and he keeps a lot of contact with.
"I call coach Mark Tommerdahl quite a bit," Reese said. "We just talk about their spring practice and their spring game. Then we talk about me coming in there and what I could do for the team."
Reese says he hasn't spoken with Texas for some time but they still remain one of his top teams. He's also hearing a little from Southern Cal and is thinking about a possible trip out there in the near future as well.
"I haven't really looked into many of the teams out of state," he said. "USC is one I'm real interested in though."
There will be no rushed decision from Reese. He's got some things to figure out first.
"I'm going to wait because I haven't thought about the whole recruiting process a ton yet," he said. "But, I haven't received any pressure to do anything. I just have to concentrate on track. I'm trying to get a state medal."
Reese will be participating in the NIKE Training Camp in College Station this weekend.
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