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State’s top 2017 OG Jordan Reid has Wolverines, Spartans in top 5

May 20, 2016

DETROIT — Despite there being still plenty of time in his recruiting process, Detroit Cass Tech 2017 offensive guard Jordan Reid is already narrowing his list to his top five schools.

Of course, both Michigan and Michigan State are in the final group for the 6-foot-4, 285-pound prospect. Florida, Tennessee and Pittsburgh also made the cut.

Reid’s reasoning for having both in-state Big Ten schools on his final list is rather simple.

“Michigan is having a good program coming up this year,” Reid said. “Michigan State has been up there a lot of times and things like that.”

A consensus three-star prospect by 247Sports, Scout and Rivals, Reid currently holds 22 offers from schools across the country and is the top-ranked offensive guard in Michigan. Reid was comfortable narrowing to a top five after “visiting those schools multiple times” while adding that his family enjoyed visits to both Michigan and Michigan State.

Reid has been in contact with offensive line coach Mark Staten at Michigan State, as well as wide receivers coach Terrence Samuel and head coach Mark Dantonio.

“Michigan State sticks out a lot because of the stability,” Reid said. “Coaches aren’t going school-to-school every year and things like that because its a good program.”

Looking at Michigan, Reid said he talks with offensive line coach Tim Drevno on a day-to-day basis.

Reid prides himself on his footwork and overall technique, believing he can fit into any program and scheme that he eventually ends up committing to. He most recently took offensive line MVP honors at the Columbus Opening Regional.

“With my size and my athleticism, I’m going to come into a program and do very well,” Reid said.

(Video caption: Detroit Cass Tech 2017 offensive guard Jordan Reid talks about Michigan and Michigan State being his top 5. Jared Purcell |

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