2020 CB Eric Reed Jr. Gets Notre Dame Offer and Sets Visit

January 25, 2019
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Calvary Baptist Academy (La.) hosted Notre Dame defensive backs coach Todd Lyght earlier this week as he was checking on 2020 cornerback Eric Reed‍.

The  6-foot-1, 200-pounder got good news as he added a Notre Dame offer to his list of Duke, Kentucky, Louisiana Tech, LSU, Ole Miss and Virginia.

“Coach Lyght had told me they liked the way I played on film and Notre Dame was offering me,” Reed told Irish Sports Daily. “I was very happy they offered and I’m thankful for the opportunity. Not too many people get that offer, so I was excited.” 

While Notre Dame has pulled a couple receivers from Louisiana over the last two years, Reed knows the Irish don’t come down to Louisiana often and the fact Lyght made the trip meant a lot.

“It means a lot they would come down here,” stated Reed. “They could go to any state and they picked Louisiana. Louisiana is small. I’m just very thankful.” 

When it comes to his game, Reed is a physical cornerback, but he also prides himself on not showing weakness. 

“I’m humble but I know I’m not going to let the next man beat me,” explained Reed. “I could be the most tired player on the field, but the other player isn’t going to know it. I’m going to play like it’s the first play of the game on every play.”

During the offseason, Reed will work on tuning up his game for his senior season and it starts with the basics.

“I’m working on my hips and my footwork,” Reed said. “I can always be quicker and be better in man. I didn’t get the ball thrown my way too much this year.”

On the recruiting front, the Calvary Baptist Academy star is seeing his offer list grow and is building relationships with the programs recruiting him.

“LSU and all the schools who have offered me check in,” said Reed. “They all will send me stuff. Notre Dame has recently started contacting me and I’m here with that offer now.” 

The obvious question for Reed is how much does the LSU offer mean? Reed wasn’t bashful to admit he is an LSU fan and comes from an LSU family, but it also won’t have an impact on where he goes to school.

“I am a fan and my dad is a fan of LSU,” stated Reed. “At the end of the day, it’s my choice of what school I go to. It doesn’t matter that he and my mom like LSU, it’s still my choice. I don’t have a top school and I’m just trying to enjoy the process.” 

Notre Dame will get a shot to impress Reed as he’ll be on campus soon.

“I plan on taking a visit for Junior Day to Notre Dame in February,” Reed said. 

“I’m looking for a place I can be myself and feel comfortable. I want to play with the right teammates and people I can have a connection with along with the coaches and professors. If I’m struggling with something, I want to easily to someone for help and not feel like I’m alone.” 

 
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