Junior to Watch: Robbie Reid
School: Galena Park (Texas) North Shore
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Size and Speed: Reid is 6-foot-3 and 210 pounds. He has been clocked at 4.41 seconds in the 40-yard dash.
Statistics: Reid threw for 1,169 yards and 11 touchdowns during his junior season. He also rushed for 516 yards and 15 touchdowns.
Honors: Reid was named first-team all-district quarterback in District 23-5A.
Favorite Schools: Reid has scholarship offers from Oklahoma State, Arizona and Northwestern. Also on Reid’s list are Iowa, Georgia, LSU and Texas.
Skinny: Reid enters his final campaign of high school football with only one season of starting experience under his belt. But that won’t stop the schools from pursuing the talented signal caller.
“Things are beginning to pick up on recruiting,” Reid said. “More schools are beginning to express interest. I’m sure it will continue when they can start calling.”
While Reid is able to move around in the pocket, he considers himself a true dual-threat style quarterback.
“I can stand back there and throw the ball. But, if I need to tuck the ball and take off, I’m not afraid to do that at all. An offense that lets a quarterback be able to do both of those is the type of team I want to play for in college.”
Reid plans to hone his skills this summer at a couple camps.
“I’m going to go to the Nike camp at Texas A&M later this spring. And I’m looking at possibly going to Peyton Manning’s passing camp this summer. We’ll see how it all works out.”
Reid knows his numbers weren’t eye popping as a junior, but he hopes that will come around in 2003.
“I think with another spring and off-season under all of our belts, we’ll be better off. I’ll have more time working with my teammates as we enter this season, so things should work a little smoother from the start.”
While Reid has a few offers already, don’t look for a quick decision.
“I think I’ll take my time and let this process go along,” Reid said. “I don’t want to rush anything and hurry and do something quick. I’ll take a good look at a lot of the schools and find the best one for me.”