Player Spotlight: DJ Reid C/O ’22 Tailback

DJ Reid is a rising senior prospect out of Northgate High School in Newnan, Georgia.

Reid plays on offense for the Vikings, and he is a tailback for the squad. On the season, he helped his team to a 4-6 record, but he feels the team will do better moving forward.

“From an individual standpoint, I was pleased with what I was able to accomplish,” Reid said. “Football is a team sport, however, and I feel like we let go of some games that we should have won.

“We are a very talented team, but we are also very young. As we move forward, we just have to make less mistakes when it matters the most. I love my guys and i am excited to get back after it with them.”

Reid was correct about having a great season individually. He would finish the season with 1,155 yards rushing on 232 carries, averaging 5 yards a pop. Reid also added 10 touchdowns in his junior campaign.

Standing just under 5’9 and weighing 180 pounds, Reid draws size comparisons to former NFL great, Warrick Dunn.

In the weight-room, Reid dominates as well, as he has a current max squat of 350 pounds and a bench press max of 230 pounds. Reid also has a timed forty-yard-dash of 4.5!

The weight-room numbers an the stats are not all that Reid brings to the table.

“I am a shifty back that can make defenders miss, but I also have the power in short yardage situations to get the first down,” Reid said. “I also love to stand in and block on passing downs, and I can catch out of he backfield as needed.

“I work hard on both the field, and in the weight-room. I feel like I am a dog on the field and I am extremely passionate about this game. I am a very coachable player and I soak up information like a sponge.

“I am also a leader both on, and off of the field. I push my team to keep fighting and to work hard at all times.”

Sounds like prospective coaches will be getting a complete tailback!

While Reid has a current GPA of 2.8, he is diligently working to get it up, and he states that a 3.0 is the current goal.

While Reid does not yet have any offers, it will be tough for teams to hold out much longer on such a dynamic playmaker.

Hudl: https://www.hudl.com/video/3/13282187/5fbac154a018da03b0eb4191

Twitter: @DjReid11

Published by Zane Rowland

I love sports and I love helping kids reach their goals and dreams!

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