May 18, 2008

Hawkeyes offer four-star QB

After accounting for over 2,200 total yards and 36 touchdowns as a junior, Connecticut quarterback Jordan Reed has received plenty of recruiting interest from across the country. The 6-foot-3, 235-pound Reed, who hails from New London, CT, has parlayed that interest into a number of scholarship offers, including ones from Iowa, Boston College, Duke, East Carolina, Marshall, Penn State, Tennessee, Florida, and Oregon, according to his coach, Jack Cochrane.

Reed completed 122 of 202 passes last season for 1,706 yards and 28 touchdowns with only two interceptions. On the ground, the dual-threat quarterback also rushed for 570 yards and 8 touchdowns as well. With a 4.5 forty at 235 pounds, Reed has a special combination of size and speed.

One school that has remained on Reed's list early on has been the Iowa Hawkeyes, as his mother is a native Iowan and the family still has a number of relatives living in the state. On Friday, the coaching staff made a visit to New London to talk with Cochrane, who coached former Hawkeyes Jermelle Lewis and Jason Manson when he was at Bloomfield High School.

With a growing list of offers that his coach predicts will reach 25 before the end of the spring, Reed hopes to get out and visit a number of the schools this summer before deciding. After taking the SAT on June 7, the four-star prospect hopes to sit down and start scheduling his trips.

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