2018 Muskegon, MI (Muskegon) four-star OT Antwan Reed was once considering to not play football in high school when he transferred from North Muskegon to Muskegon High School. Basketball, was the sport that Reed was in love with and wanted to play at the next level.
Since he came to the conclusion to play football as a sophomore, he now is over 280-pounds and has gone from having zero total offers to five. Not to mention, but one of the rising and top-rated prospects in the state of Michigan. He has offers from Michigan State, Penn State, Tennessee, Virginia Tech, and most recently Michigan. When The Wolverines offered Reed, they have immediately became a legit threat and a team that appears to be in the lead within his recruitment.
“It was a joyful moment getting a call and hearing that a program like Michigan would like to offer me,” Reed told me about his Michigan offer. “Growing up Michigan was one of the schools that I watched the most and I was use to watching during the fall. It was truly a amazing moment and a blessing to receive an offer from Michigan.”
When Michigan decided to offer Reed, a bunch of the Michigan coaches, including running backs coach Tyrone Wheatley called him up and gave him the news. Tyrone Wheatley also was trying to ask Reed if he wanted to camp in Ann Arbor over the summer.
“When Michigan offered I had a chance to talk to a lot of the coaching staff, but mainly Coach Wheatley,” Reed said about the Michigan coaching staff. “They told me how much they liked me as a prospect and can’t wait to watch me develop. Also, they would like me to come up and camp at Michigan over the summer, which I plan to go up there and camp anyway.”
Reed grew up watching schools like Michigan, Ohio State, and Michigan State on TV. Well, The Wolverines have always been a program that Reed has taken a special liking too. Now that the Michigan coaching staff has offered and have started to recruit Reed, Michigan has become a legit threat within Reed’s recruitment.
“I think Michigan is a really nice program, it’s ran well. As I see it, there is a lot of nice players having the opportunity to play for Michigan and coming out even better as a player and a person from being around the Michigan coaching staff.”
With Reed planning to camp and visit Michigan in the summer. This will not be the first time he gets the chance to meet the coaching staff face-to-face or see the program for the first time. Reed already had a chance to visit Michigan last fall.
“I like Michigan a lot and they have a lot to offer for their players. During my last visit to Michigan, I had a chance to meet and talk to Coach Wheatley. He was a really nice dude and is excited about me and what I could bring to Michigan.”
As of right now, Reed is in the early stages of his recruitment, but Michigan still looks really good moving forward. However, he appears to be a in-state prospect who has a good chance to end up out of state. Reed has informed me that he is starting to take liking to out of state programs like Notre Dame and others. This summer he wants to visit several out of state programs.
– Shane Kinnee (Senior Editor)