Galena Park (Texas) North Shore quarterback Robbie Reid has looked at the programs in the Lone Star State, and feels he's a better fit outside the state.
"I've taken a long hard look at the schools in the state," the 6-foot-3, 224-pound Reid said. "The depth charts are full at quarterback at all the schools here (in the state). There really is no need for me to try to look at them."
No need to worry for the No. 38 ranked prospect in The Rivals 100 rankings.
"There are a lot of schools sending me stuff and that called last month," the four-star quarterback said. "But, I've really kind of narrowed it to a top eight schools."
The eight include Ohio State, Oklahoma State, Georgia, Arkansas, Syracuse, Tennessee, Kansas State and Notre Dame.
"All of the except for Notre Dame have offered me a scholarship. And a lot of them run offenses that would fit my style. I like the running and passing style combination offenses. That is the style I'm used to and that I'm looking for in college."
Reid is also looking for a family oriented school.
"I want it to be a family-style team and school. I want to be known as a person on the campus. When I walk by, I'd like to have them say 'There goes Robbie Reid' or whatever. I don't want to be an athlete who is not around the other students. I don't want to be there as just a football player only. I also am looking at who the quarterback coach is. I want to find one that is cool and one that I can talk to about anything."
Reid has already taken in one camp and has two more on the calendar for the upcoming months.
"I went to Oklahoma State's camp two weeks ago. I had a real good time there and enjoyed my time around those coaches. I'm also going to Georgia's camp July 12 and 13. Then I'll go to the Elite 11 camp on July 24. I am real excited about that opportunity."