Douglas Freeman OL Will Reid (Photo: Joe Barnes/recruit757)
Howard offers Douglas Freeman OL Will Reid
by Brandon Mitchell, recruit804
Douglas Freeman starting offensive lineman Will Reid is as stout as they come on the line of scrimmage for the Rebels. Over the years he’s proved to be more than just a hard working presence for Coach Mike Henderson, but he’s also displayed a model of academic merit that’s gotten the attention of a great deal of collegiate programs.
In mid-January the Douglas Freeman product was able to secure his first collegiate offer from Dartmouth College. However, on Wednesday afternoon, Ron Prince and the Howard Bison doubled up in total by providing Reid with his second offer.
“It’s exciting to get my first full-ride offer,” Reid stated. “It’s definitely a good start to the spring evaluation period.”
So far during the off-season, Reid (2020 OL 6-4 280) has been continuing to ensure his academics stay at an above average level. He currently holds a 4.3 grade point average and picked up a 1390 on his SAT in early March. Reid has also spent a lot of time in the weight room in an effort to add more strength to his frame as well as prepare himself for a school play which is right around the corner. Acting is a little known gem about Reid throughout the football realm, but it’s an activity that has allowed him to step outside of his comfort zone since before attending Douglas Freeman.
“I’ve been doing this since I was in the eighth grade. I do it as a side activity for football. It definitely helps me when I’m vocalizing and when I’m doing public speaking in front of the team,” Reid explained.
Since the conclusion of the football season, Reid has definitely popped up on a few collegiate campuses including: Duke, Princeton, James Madison, and the College of William and Mary. He also made it out to the Inova Sports Performance Center at Redskins Park for the recruit757/Sparta Science Showcase in mid-March.
Reid’s academic and athletic accomplishments are starting to field interest from Princeton, William and Mary, James Madison, Harvard, Washington and Lee, Cornell, and Columbia among others. The All-Region product will remain quite dormant throughout the rest of the spring, however; his schedule is expected to pick up before the start of the summer.
“I don’t have much going on until the summer,” Reid said. “I’m going to be attending Virginia, Duke, Princeton, and a couple of other camps most likely.”
– Brandon Mitchell