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Washington OT Will Reed Commits to Cal

July 15, 2020
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6-5/260 3 star Eastside Catholic (Sammamish, WA) High School offensive tackle Will Reed‍ became the 10th commit of the 2021 Cal recruiting class choosing the Bears over Michigan, Michigan State and a quartet of Pac-12 programs.

Last month, Reed narrowed his 25 offers to a Top 10, which included Cal, Michigan, Michigan State, Utah, Colorado, Virginia, Duke, Kansas and Ivy Leaguers Princeton and Yale before choosing to end his recruitment with a commitment to Cal today.

Reed announced his decision today via instagram, saying:

“I would like to start off by thanking the countless people who have helped me throughout this process. It has been a dream of mine to play college football since I was a kid, and I wouldn’t be here without the support I’ve gotten along the way.

“I want to thank my Eastside Catholic coaches, Coach Dom, Coach Thielbahr and Coach Kwan.My trainers from FSP, Coach Marcus, Coach Cleve, Coach Turp, Coach Cory, Tracy, Mapps and Big Sam. A huge thank you to my Mom, Dad, sister Bailey, Aunts, Uncles, Grandparents, cousins, and especially my brother Jackson, who taught me the game. Another thank you to the Eastside Catholic Community and TEACHERS. I would also like to thank all the Coaches who recruited me and gave me an opportunity to play at the next level.

“With that being said, I am extremely excited to announce that I am COMMITTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY.”

http://instagr.am/p/CCrHeuklNK7?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

A teammate of 2020 tight end signee DJ Rogers‍, the All-League OT was also back-to-back state champ with Eastside Catholic and Rogers.

As a junior in 2019, Reed did not give up a sack the whole season for Eastside Catholic covering his QB’s blind side.

Reed worked out with FSP Sports’ Reggie Ford and has made a good impression.

“Will’s the type of kid who wants to play at a prestigious academic school with a good football program,” said Ford. “Cal has always been and always will be a force getting some of our best studs from Washington and I’m sure they always will. That’s just the way it is.”

Reed was one of the Bears’ first offerees, pulling in an offer from the Bears after taking in Cal’s exciting victory over Washington State last November and the Bears have been in good standing ever since, with Michigan being seen as a primary threat to the Bears.

Reed joins Minnesota OL Bastian Swinney‍ as the second Cal OL recruit so far, with the Bears looking to add two to three more linemen to their 20221 class with the upcoming departure of four Cal seniors after this season.

Ratings:

  • Rivals 3 star and 5.7 rating, 36th OT nationally
  • 247 3 star and 84 rating, 99th rated OT nationally
  • Cal 2021 Class to Date

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Washington OT Will Reed Commits to Cal

11,371 Views | 95 Replies | Last: 22 days ago by burritos
LACalFan
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89Bear
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Awesome news today!!! Great addition to the program!!
Bearly Clad
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philbert
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Welcome! Another road grader is just what this class needs!
PalyBear
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Fantastic get. 40 year decision. Go Bears!

Goobear
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Welcome Mr. Reed. You are exactly what we need! Excited for you to be a gOLden Bear. Go Bears!
Bearly Clad
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And he has so much upside too. A frame to hold 300+ lbs, 2x state champ, didn't give up a sack all last year, and it looks like he had offers to every Ivy league school except Columbia. That's a great resume to have before your senior season, can't wait to see what he adds to it from here.

My favorite part of this article is the Ford quote: "Cal has always been and always will be a force getting some of our best studs from Washington and I'm sure they always will. That's just the way it is."
Chapman_is_Gone
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Welcome to Cal, Will!

Because the author refuses to provide the information, here are his recruiting rankings:

24/7: Not in Top 250
24/7 Composite: 847th nationally at any position, 74th nationally at his position.
LACalFan
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W T F is wrong with you?

First of all, OLs are very difficult to evaluate. Secondly, this is a PLAN A recruit that the staff wanted very much. That's pretty much all I need to know.

Big time get.
burritos
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HUGE GET!
NYCGOBEARS
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Yo... I'm pumped! Welcome Mr Reed to the greatest university in the world. Go Bears!

89Bear
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Chapman_is_Gone said:

Welcome to Cal, Will!

Because the author refuses to provide the information, here are his recruiting rankings:

24/7: Not in Top 250
24/7 Composite: 847th nationally at any position, 74th nationally at his position.
2 year starter for 2X state champs who has NOT given up a sack!!!! And the staff REALLY wanted him.
hanky1
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Awesome pickup. Kid looks like a giant
edg64
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Chapman_is_Gone said:

Welcome to Cal, Will!

Because the author refuses to provide the information, here are his recruiting rankings:

24/7: Not in Top 250
24/7 Composite: 847th nationally at any position, 74th nationally at his position.
Michigan, Michigan State and Utah seemed to think he can do it
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LACalFan said:

W T F is wrong with you?

First of all, OLs are very difficult to evaluate. Secondly, this is a PLAN A recruit that the staff wanted very much. That's pretty much all I need to know.

Big time get.
W T F is wrong with you? How can you object to me adding factual, quantified data to the thread? If you don't like it, effing ignore it, jerk.

I put stock in recruiting rankings. To argue they add no contextual value is idiotic. The market clearly believes they add value; otherwise, the recruiting services wouldn't exist.

And, the practice of authors around here touting high rankings for our best recruits, and ignoring them for all of our other recruits, is dishonest.
Beardog26
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This. East side Catholic pumps out a lot of really good athletes who contribute at the Div I level in college. This kid has what we're looking for, both on the field and in the classroom. Let him add some good weight and turn him loose.

Welcome, Will! Go Bears!!
bonsallbear
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I have no problem with Chapman's response. He pointed out some important information and the others have pointed out important information as well. Thank you to all.

At 6'6" he's got easily another 20-25 pounds to add to his frame and the fact that he's a two-time state wrestling champ and moves rather well works for me. I think this is a fantastic Get. Welcome Will.
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89Bear said:

Chapman_is_Gone said:

Welcome to Cal, Will!

Because the author refuses to provide the information, here are his recruiting rankings:

24/7: Not in Top 250
24/7 Composite: 847th nationally at any position, 74th nationally at his position.
2 year starter for 2X state champs who has NOT given up a sack!!!! And the staff REALLY wanted him.


Our staff knows their stuff.
As has been demonstrated repeatedly.
If the Staff really wanted him, that is enough for me.
goldenjax
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Love the new addition. Reed has a frame to add 30lbs easily, which is what I expect will happen once he's in Becton's program. Aside from the potential, you gotta love that nastiness he has in his game to dominate his opposition. Good Student with Ivy league offers? You gotta love it. Go Bears!!!
LACalFan
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Chapman_is_Gone said:

LACalFan said:

W T F is wrong with you?

First of all, OLs are very difficult to evaluate. Secondly, this is a PLAN A recruit that the staff wanted very much. That's pretty much all I need to know.

Big time get.
W T F is wrong with you? How can you object to me adding factual, quantified data to the thread? If you don't like it, effing ignore it, jerk.

I put stock in recruiting rankings. To argue they add no contextual value is idiotic. The market clearly believes they add value; otherwise, the recruiting services wouldn't exist.

And, the practice of authors around here touting high rankings for our best recruits, and ignoring them for all of our other recruits, is dishonest.
Maybe I was a bit harsh. Apologies.

It's not that your post wasn't factual. What is frustrating is your clockwork emphasis on the negative in threads welcoming new Cal recruits. Pointing out "Not in Top 250" and not talking about positives like his quality offer list, tape etc. seemed like an inappropriate shot.


sheki
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Awesome commit. One more to go from that HS
Calypso
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CalBearPete
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Welcome to Cal, Will! You will love it at this amazing university and especially when you run on the field when Cal plays in the Rose Bowl. Cal fans, literally world-wide, will be cheering for you! Go Bears!
golden sloth
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Awesome! I love me some big uglies.
m2bear
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sheki said:

Awesome commit. One more to go from that HS

Who would that be?
Bearly Clad
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Lonyatta Alexander Jr. He's probably committing to ASU on Friday, but he'll be a Bear when it's all said and done (my opinion). Best degree, better football, Bay Area vs. the desert heat, Bill Musgrave vs. Zak Hill, and a couple of his buddies already on board (Paster, Baker, Rodgers, Reed), it's all setting up for Junior Alexander to join the Cal Family!
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LACalFan said:

Chapman_is_Gone said:

LACalFan said:

W T F is wrong with you?

First of all, OLs are very difficult to evaluate. Secondly, this is a PLAN A recruit that the staff wanted very much. That's pretty much all I need to know.

Big time get.
W T F is wrong with you? How can you object to me adding factual, quantified data to the thread? If you don't like it, effing ignore it, jerk.

I put stock in recruiting rankings. To argue they add no contextual value is idiotic. The market clearly believes they add value; otherwise, the recruiting services wouldn't exist.

And, the practice of authors around here touting high rankings for our best recruits, and ignoring them for all of our other recruits, is dishonest.
Maybe I was a bit harsh. Apologies.

It's not that your post wasn't factual. What is frustrating is your clockwork emphasis on the negative in threads welcoming new Cal recruits. Pointing out "Not in Top 250" and not talking about positives like his quality offer list, tape etc. seemed like an inappropriate shot.



Absolutely right. Whether Chapman is spot on or not, when a young man makes a life decision that he and his family is excited about it sure looks horrible to me to throw cold water at it. Poor timing. If you have an issue with staff, go head to head with them.

To Mr. Will Reed, the sincerest of congrats to you. You have made a great decision. And as you must know even at this young age that sports fans are very fickle.
m2bear
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Bearly Clad said:

Lonyatta Alexander Jr. He's probably committing to ASU on Friday, but he'll be a Bear when it's all said and done (my opinion). Best degree, better football, Bay Area vs. the desert heat, Bill Musgrave vs. Zak Hill, and a couple of his buddies already on board (Paster, Baker, Rodgers, Reed), it's all setting up for Junior Alexander to join the Cal Family!


Then why commit to asu?
Cal Strong!
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Cal Strong (strongly) like that Coach Greatwood recruited Reed to Cal. Coach Greatwood strong when it comes to recognizing talent and potential.

But it takes a strong man to listen to strong advice. Reed make STRONG decision . . . like Cal.

Cal STRONG!!!!!!!
burritos
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m2bear said:

Bearly Clad said:

Lonyatta Alexander Jr. He's probably committing to ASU on Friday, but he'll be a Bear when it's all said and done (my opinion). Best degree, better football, Bay Area vs. the desert heat, Bill Musgrave vs. Zak Hill, and a couple of his buddies already on board (Paster, Baker, Rodgers, Reed), it's all setting up for Junior Alexander to join the Cal Family!


Then why commit to asu?
Because academic reputation (and its concomitant responsibilities) is not a priority?
calumnus
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m2bear said:

sheki said:

Awesome commit. One more to go from that HS

Who would that be?


Well if we are wishing, it is 5 star #2 player in the country 6'5 277 DE JT Tuimoloau who also stars on their basketball team. Offers from Alabama, Ohio State, Stanford, USC, Washington...(his top 5)

Of course, we would have to offer and we are not listed as having offered....
calumnus
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burritos said:

m2bear said:

Bearly Clad said:

Lonyatta Alexander Jr. He's probably committing to ASU on Friday, but he'll be a Bear when it's all said and done (my opinion). Best degree, better football, Bay Area vs. the desert heat, Bill Musgrave vs. Zak Hill, and a couple of his buddies already on board (Paster, Baker, Rodgers, Reed), it's all setting up for Junior Alexander to join the Cal Family!


Then why commit to asu?
Because academic reputation (and its concomitant responsibilities) is not a priority?


Then that begs the question why he would flip to Cal.
Bearly Clad
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Leave all that for another day or another thread.

This is the Welcome to Will Reed Thread!
Bearly Clad
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Kai Millner retweeted the commitment post

Good to see our next QB already showing love to his new brother bear!
CALiforniALUM
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Wow, a real honest to goodness football thread.
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