CORNER BACK SPOTLIGHT – John Reid – St. Joseph’s Prep
40 Yard Dash: 4.38
Class of: 2015
Jersey: # 25
Years with Varsity: 2-year
Starting experience: 1-year
2012 Stats: On offense he rushed for 157 yards on 31 carries and one touchdown. On defense he led his team with five interceptions.
2012 Highlights: Reid had five interceptions. He had one kickoff return for a score.
Honors: 1st Team Philadelphia Catholic League 4A at DB and MaxPreps.com Sophomore All-American team at DB
Note: He is considered the top shutdown corner in Pennsylvania going into his Junior season. Reid is a excellent man-to-man cover guy.
Coaches Q&A with Gabe Infante:
Who is John Reid?
“He is a very unselfish guy. He is always looking for ways to make us better. We can move him around any where on the field. When your best football player is your hardest working football player he sets the culture for your program. He is the type of guy your build your program around.”
What type of offensive player is he?
“He is dynamic. He easily could play tailback for us. He is a mismatch any where you put him on the field. He is a different runner than our other guys. He is more of a down hill runner. He creates incredible matchup issues in the slot. Who do you put on him? He is a matchup nightmare for teams.”
How was his experience at PSU camp?
“He just got back from Penn State camp and these are Bill O’Brien and John Butler words. Butler said he is Big 10 ready right now. O’Brien said he would start for him next year. They compared his transition speed to Darrell Revis.”
What kind of defensive player is he?
“17 years of coaching high school football there is only one player I would put in his category from a defensive perspective and that is Brian Cushing who plays for the Texans. From a physical stand point, strength, speed and agility, top one percent. From his technical knowledge and professionalism the way he goes out by learning his skill he is in the top one percent. That is how good John is as a player, athlete and as a person. He is a once in a life time player.”
Schools of Interest: Boston College, Colorado, Maryland, Penn State, Rutgers, Temple and UCF
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