The Florida Gators are desperate for playmakers at the receiver position and with only one prospect committed so far at receiver, the Gators offered a new receiver last week.
That receiver was JUCO prospect Dominique Reed (6-4, 180, Coffeyville, KS Community College). Will Muschamp watched his game film last week before deciding to offer the playmaker.
“Coach Drew Hughes offered me last week after Coach Muschamp and the other coaches watched my film,” Reed said. “Coach Muschamp is supposed to call me this week but he told Coach Hughes to tell me that I had the offer and that they liked my film and that they wanted me to come down on an official visit.”
When Reed spoke to Hughes last week the Gators recruiting coordinator told the JUCO prospect that Florida needs a deep threat and that Reed could fill that void.
“They told me that they need big time playmakers like myself at receiver,” Reed said. “Coach Hughes said that with my speed I can be the deep threat that they are missing and that I can stretch the field for them.”
Reed, who grew up in Arkansas, has never been to Florida before so he doesn’t know too much about the program but he plans to study up on the Florida Gators.
“It’s a really good [offer] to get because they are in the SEC,” Reed said. “I don’t know much about Florida right now besides that they are a winning program and that they beat Georgia. I really need to do research on them.”
Many people believe that Arkansas is the leader for Reed but he says that’s not the case just yet.
“I’m from Arkansas but they aren’t leader or anything like that,” Reed said. “I don’t have a leader right now because I’m thinking about whether or not I want to go back home or not. I just don’t know right now.”
Despite Arkansas being the school closest to him Reed says the Gators have a shot because of the conference they are in and he plans to visit Gainesville soon.
“Florida isn’t too far away from me and I want to play in the SEC so they are in the mix,” Reed said. “I’m going to take an official to Florida in January to see the coaches and how the program is run. I also want to see how the offense is ran and can I get the ball there?”
INSIDERS TAKE: Reed who is working on his academics has two years left of eligibility and why he says Arkansas isn’t his leader, I’ve been told by people close to him that Arkansas is the school to beat but that this Florida offer changed things up a little.