Lafayette has another receiving prospect


Published: Tuesday, May 1, 2007 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, May 1, 2007 at 12:00 a.m.

The next two years are expected to introduce Lafayette's Jamal Reid to the world of football recruiting.

After all, at 6-foot-1, 180 pounds with nice speed, soft hands and good route-running ability, Reid is the type of player many college coaches would love to line up at receiver or cornerback. And in the fall of 2005 - Reid's freshman season - Hornets' coach Joey Pearson said it is possible Reid could end up better than current South Florida's Marcus Edwards, generally regarded as the best receiver Lafayette has ever produced.

But the 2006 first-team all-state receiver also has become quite the track standout.

A sophomore, Reid ran a 22.65 to finish fourth in the 200 at last Friday's Class 1A state meet at Showalter Field in Winter Park. And he was thrilled.

"It feels good," Reid said. "I was running in the 23s at all of my meets, so to run what I did was great.

"I wanted to medal and run in the 22s. I didn't think I'd do it."

GRAMBLING BOUND: Former Gator defensive line coach Rod Broadway is entering his first year as the head coach at Grambling, and in recruiting has gone back to his Gainesville roots.

Broadway has signed P.K. Yonge cornerback David Stuckman to a partial scholarship, according to school administrator Randy Scott. Stuckman will join the Tigers in the fall.

TIDBITS: Oak Hall distance runner Miles Harris is scheduled to sign a national letter of intent with Central Florida later this week. ... The GHS boys basketball team tentatively is scheduled to appear in the prestigious 16-team City of Palms Classic in Fort Myers. Already in the field are state champs from North Carolina, Louisiana and USA Today No. 9 Lakewood (Ca.) Artesia. Those Hurricanes will play their home games in the renovated (and air conditioned) Purple Palace on a brand new floor. ... The FHSAA boys and girls state soccer championships will remain at Lockhart Stadium in Fort Lauderdale for at least two more years. Broward County beat out a bid from Pensacola.

John Patton is The Sun's high school sports editor. Contact him at 352-374-5074 or pattonj@gvillesun.com.

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