ATH Reed flips to Nebraska
Nebraska's late run to close out this 2015 signing class continues.
Over the weekend the Huskers brought in Southaven (Miss) defensive athlete and Memphis commit Antonio Reed. The 6-foot-2, 220 pound Reed came to Lincoln this weekend as a Memphis commit and without a Husker offer in hand. When he left Lincoln on Sunday morning he received a Nebraska offer and informed the Memphis coaching staff he'd officially committed to the Huskers.
"Memphis pretty much understood, because it's Nebraska," Reed said. "Nebraska is big time football and the Blackshirts are known for playing great defense. It was a pretty easy decision for me to switch."
Reed first was contacted by NU secondary coach Charlton Warren about two weeks ago and was brought in this weekend as a secret visitor. It wasn't even known that he was visiting Lincoln until Friday evening.
"Coach Warran was real straight forward," Reed said. "He just told me before I came down there are three options. I was going to be offered, I was going to come on the official without the offer or I wasn't going to be offered at all."
Reed was hosted on his visit by redshirt freshman defensive back Trai Mosley, and he was able to spend a lot of quality time with all of the early enrollees who are already a part of Nebraska's 2015 signing class.
This was obviously his first time ever visiting the Midwest, but he left very impressed with just about everything he saw.
"I just love the fan base and how they treat the football players," Reed said. "The academics are probably what opened my eyes the most. They really talked about how they help the football players succeed.
"It was fun being around a lot of other guys that also committed this weekend. I got to know a couple of the guys and some of the mid-year freshmen already here."
Even the snowy conditions in Lincoln were enjoyable. Reed joked that he and the other recruits had a snow ball fight with the coaching staff in Memorial Stadium on Saturday night.
"I've been around a little snow, but not like this," Reed said. "It was pretty fun though. I didn't mind it. I liked the weather. I think it would be interesting to play in weather like this."
As for where he'll play in the future, Reed is leaving that open. Wherever the Huskers need him he plans to play.
"Nebraska is recruiting me as a defensive athlete," Reed said. "They said they have three spots open and I can come in and play any one of them. We'll just see where I fit."
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