Greg Reid is headed to Valdosta State University, though he's not yet enrolled or registered in classes. The south Georgia university began their term on Monday and Reid was not there on the first day but administration did confirm that he will be attending the school this year.
I mentioned on Friday that Reid had visited Valdosta State's football practice, though at the time head coach David Dean was ambiguous about Reid's decision.
Valdosta State is a DII school, ranked 8th in the preseason AFCA poll.
Reid was dismissed from the Florida State football team after repeated violations of team rules, he is one semester away from graduating and was considered a mid-round draft prospect by the NFL.
In recent days player transfers after being booted from schools has been in the news a lot. Ray Ray Armstrong, formerly of the U announced today he's heading to a tiny school in Alabama called Faulkner College to play at the NAIA level. Tyrann Mathieu, per ESPN, wants to stay in Baton Rouge and try to play on LSU's team in 2013, though it remains to be seen if that happens.
(UPDATE: No chance Mathieu returns)
Reid chose to go back home and attend VSU, which as I mentioned Friday and I will mention again, I'm not sure was the best move he could have made for himself. Most of the bad infuences in Reid's life seem to emanate from Valdosta, Jimbo Fisher spoke for about ten minutes on Sunday about bad influences and what in kids' histories can cause issues, I wish I could have gotten his take on Reid potentially returning to his hometown (though he wouldn't have really answered).
Hopefully Reid has a quiet year, plays well and is able to focus on preparing for the draft afterwards. But any more missteps and his NFL future could be in serious doubt.