GAINESVILLE -- Prep quarterback Jordan Reed (class of 2009) recently committed to Florida, according to reporter Adam Gorney of the Internet fan website, GatorBait.net.
Reed of New London, Conn., is another New England commitment for the Gators. The region has become a pipeline of sorts for Florida thanks to assistant coach Steve Addazio, an excellent recruiter and a great offensive line coach.
Reed is the Gators' ninth commitment for the 2009 recruiting cycle. Players officially sign in February of next year. Reed (6-3, 235 pounds) passed for over 1,700 yards, 28 touchdowns and just two interceptions his junior season.
This appears to be a great pick up for UF coach Urban Meyer and his staff. Reed is the Gators' first quarterback commitment since John Brantley switched from Texas to Florida nearly two years ago. With so many great underclassmen quarterbacks already on the Gators' roster, highly rated prep quarterbacks were shying away from the Gators. Reed bucked the trend.
Thoughts on Reed joining the Gators next season? Should PETA be concerned that Reed plays high school ball for the New London Whalers? Is this a possible public-relations nightmare for the University of Florida? Turn your speakers down at work if you plan on watching the YouTube highlights.