Tag:Greg Reid
Posted on: January 6, 2012 5:26 pm
Edited on: January 6, 2012 5:27 pm
 

Report: CB Reid joining Jenkins in return to FSU

The 2012 college football season continues to look bright for the Florida State Seminoles as another key prospect suspected of considering leaving school early for the NFL has instead decided to return for his senior season.

As first reported by John Crist of NoleDigest.com, junior cornerback Greg Reid announced on Facebook that he will be playing for the Seminoles again in 2012.

Reid's status on his Facebook said simply, “G5 will be landing in Tallahassee next season…#bcs bound”

Florida State is expected to make an official announcement regarding Reid's status soon.

Reid joins pass rushing phenom Brandon Jenkins as prominent Seminoles technically eligible for the draft who have already decided they are returning to play for Jimbo Fisher. Quarterback E.J. Manuel hasn't officially announced his plans, though those close to the program believe he is returning. That leaves talented redshirt sophomore Xavier Rhodes as the only highly touted Seminole thought to be strong considering making the jump. Rhodes' decision may have been impacted by a knee injury suffered against Notre Dame in the Champs Sports Bowl.

Assuming that Reid is, indeed, heading back to Florida State next season, the Seminoles could be in excellent position to contend for the ACC championship or even the BCS title.

While Reid (5-08, 186) lacks the size that scouts prefer at cornerback, he is a proven playmaker in both the secondary and return game. Reid was credited with 32 tackles and two interceptions in 2011 and returned a punt for a score, as well. As Crist points out, Reid is known for playing a bit hot and cold. Scouts will like, however, his ability to step up his play in big games. Both of Reid's interceptions in 2011 came against rival Florida and his punt return was against the Hurricanes.

Reid was enjoying a solid performance against Notre Dame before suffering a concussion. A year earlier, he helped shut down Alshon Jeffery in the Chick-Fil-A Bowl.

Reid is currently graded by NFLDraftScout.com as the No. 11 cornerback in the class of 2013.

Posted on: September 26, 2011 3:44 pm
 

Florida State CB Reid arrested, jailed

Florida State junior cornerback and return extraordinaire Greg Reid is in trouble with the police.

According to a report from the AP, Reid was arrested at 2:30 am this morning by Tallahassee police on charges of resisting arrest and perjury. Reid was attempting to hide a friend who was looking to evade police after having been stopped earlier.

The Tallahassee Democrat is reporting that Reid was jailed in lieu of a $500 bond. It also reports that Reid's lawyer, Tim Jansen, believes that Reid shouldn't have been arrested in the first place.

Reid was suspended for the Seminoles second game of the 2011 season (Charleston Southern) for breaking unspecified team rules. He was held out of the Seminoles loss to the Clemson Tigers this past weekend due to a knee bruise suffered the week earlier in a loss to Oklahoma.

The Seminoles certainly could have used the playmaking Reid on the field Saturday against the suddenly pass-happy Clemson Tigers. Sophomore quarterback Tajh Boyd completed 62.2% of his passes for 344 yards and three touchdowns in the big conference win.

When healthy and focused, Reid is among the better cover corners in the country. Last season he earned Honorable Mention All-ACC honors with three interceptions. Reid also enjoyed one of the greatest single-game performances of the year against South Carolina in the Chick-Fil-A Bowl. Playing in front of his father, Reid posted four tackles, two forced fumbles, and four pass breakups. The 5-08, 186 pound Reid laid out South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore with an explosive, clean hit that ended the SEC star's night early. Though Alshon Jeffery was officially credited with nine catches for 130 yards, Reid more than held his own against the big receiver. He also contributed 71 yards as a returner.

Any extended loss of Reid could be a critical loss to a Seminoles team that is suddenly swooning. The arrest certainly won't do Reid, a true junior some thought might be looking ahead to the 2012 draft, any favors with pro scouts, either.

Reid is currently graded by NFLDraftScout.com as a 3rd round prospect and is rated as our No. 11 cornerback for the 2013 draft class. 



 
 
 
 
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