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Reid is close to getting more offers

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Three offers are in or Chester (Va.) Thomas Dale athlete Daniel Reid. The 6-foot-1, 195-pounder is on the verge of getting more with plenty of colleges in pursuit.
"He's got offers from North Carolina, Virginia and Virginia Tech," Thomas Dale head coach Kevin Tucker said. "We're hoping more offers will come soon. NC State seems close along with a couple others. Boston College is one interested. He is one of those kind of kids that'll get 15 to 20 offers."
How has Reid reacted to everything?
"He's still kind of getting into this recruiting thing," he said. "He thinks it's pretty neat now, but he's going to have to get his butt in gear and start visiting schools."
Reid has no visits set for the spring at this time.
"He's got nothing scheduled since he's a track guy," he said. "He's big into track now and that will go all the way through the spring."
On the field, Tucker broke down his star 2013 recruit more.
"He's a threat to score every time he catches the football," he said. "He's one of the best athletes we've ever had at Thomas Dale.
"We're actually going to play him on defense some too this year to make big plays on defense."
Off the field, Reid is a model student.
"He's a great kid from a military family," he said. "He's a yes sir, no sir guy, a B+ student that works hard off the field."
Reid is the latest star recruit to watch, but Tucker noted there is a sophomore already on the horizon in 6-foot-1, 190-pound linebacker C.J. Revis.
"C.J. is one of those young kids we weren't sure what to do with," he said. "He was such a good athlete that runs a 4.5. We had him as a free safety backing up Desmond Frye, but we had to find a way to get him on the field.
"We switched our defense midseason from a 4-3 to a 3-5 to get him on the field as a linebacker. He didn't play a lot a the beginning of the season, but in nine games he had 86 tackles and three interceptions."
Tucker went further.
"He's a Division I linebacker all the way," he said. "The thing about him is that he's got a nose for the football. He flies around to it and loves contact. He's an old school type of football player that let's you know he was there."
A 3.6 GPA student, colleges are already intrigued.
"Virginia Tech and Virginia are interested along with Maryland," he said. "It's hard for them to overlook a linebacker like him who's already 6-foot-1, 190-pounds and he'll likely top out at 6-foot-2, 235-pounds if he lifts weights."
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