Kahuku Three-Star DL Samson Reed Talks Commitment to Virginia Cavaliers
Kahuku (Hawaii) three-star defensive lineman Samson Reed breaks down his decision to commit to Virginia and what made the Cavaliers the best fit...
A cross-country visit out to Virginia netted Samson Reed his first ACC scholarship offer and it took only two weeks for the Cavaliers to add the energizing prospect to their 2018 recruiting class.
Reed, rated No. 1 among defensive ends in the state of Hawaii, announced his commitment to Virginia on Monday night and told Scout.com he felt the time was just right.
"The coaches are trying to build a sound program and that definitely stood out to me," said Reed, a three-star prospect from powerhouse Kahuku. "I felt really comfortable there and the visit earlier this month went great. They told me I would make a good nose tackle in their scheme and I feel like I could put on the weight and grow physically to fit that role.
"I feel like the coaches are changing the program and going in the right direction. I want to be a part of that."
The 6-foot-3, 250-pound Reed has been a consistent performer in offseason camps the last couple years and shown a tireless motor, intensity and work ethic. He has good quickness off the snap and does well to shed blockers, and that aforementioned nose tackle role could be his calling card if he's able to maintain that agility when he adds size. San Diego State and Washington State were also under heavy consideration, Reed said, but the Cavaliers blew him away on his trip to campus in early June.
"I'm completely committed to this," Reed said. "One hundred percent.
"I'm really excited to experience something new and see all the opportunities this school provides."
Reed, the No. 7-rated defensive end in the West region for his class, has also committed to play in the 2018 Polynesian Bowl in Hawaii.