Posted by Jeff Goodman
John Reese has spent the past decade as the head coach at Bryan High in Texas and no one has come calling. But now Reese has become one of the most attractive targets in the country for head coaches putting together staffs and filling positions – and CBSSports.com has learned that he now holds job offers from Texas A&M, Texas Tech and LSU.
Reese is considered one of the top high school coaches in the state. He’s never had a losing season and has gone to the postseason nine of 10 years. But there’s a reason Billy Gillispie, Trent Johnson and Billy Kennedy are all in pursuit of the elder Reese now.
His son, J-Mychal Reese.
The younger Reese is one of the elite point guards in the country, a likely program-changer for all three programs. He’d be the centerpiece of what Gillispie is trying to put together in Lubbock, could be the savior for Johnson in Baton Rouge and would certainly help maintain Texas A&M as a legitimate national player in the post-Mark Turgeon Era.
Reese has the big boys in pursuit, programs like Kansas, Texas, Louisville, Memphis and Baylor. But could Reese and his father become the latest package deal? The elder Reese, according to a source close to the situation, could opt to make a move now, wait a year and go to the college ranks at the same time as his son – or take a pass and remain at Bryan High. If he goes to any of those three places, it may not be a lock that his son goes with him – but it certainly won’t hurt their chances.
Photo via Rivals.com
Father-son package deal for elite 2012 recruit?
Posted on: June 7, 2011 3:09 pm