Way back in April at the NIKE Camp held in Los Angeles one of the most impressive positions was tight end. While Mission Viejo, Calif., four-star tight end Konrad Reuland (6-6, 239, 4.75) displayed star power there was another tight end at the camp that showed up and impressed.
The tight end in question was John Reese (6-4, 225, 4.8) from Upland, Calif.
Since his stellar camp performance Reese has picked up four written offers and one verbal bidding for his services.
Just yesterday on July 5th Reese picked up a written offer from Oregon State.
The Beavers joined Arizona, Boise State and San Diego State as schools that offered in writing. Fresno State has a verbal offer.
Schools such as UCLA, Washington, Colorado State and Utah are also recruiting Reese hard but haven't tendered an offer as of yet.
Though Reese plays will play some defensive end this season it will be as a tight end that he will earn his scholarship.
"I open regarding schools," Reese said. "I was very happy getting my Oregon State offer though."
"Right now I'm just working hard to get myself ready for my senior season," Reese said.
As a junior, Reese caught 16 passes for 264 yards and four touchdowns while averaging 16.5 yards per catch with a long of 52 yards.
"John will be one of the top tight ends in the CIF Southern Section for the 2005 season," Upland coach Tim Salter said in an earlier interview with Rivals.com. "He has great hands and is a great route runner."
"John can also be flanked out as a wide out," Salter said. "Because of his quick first step he has become a very good blocker along the line and at the second level."