#STRecruiting: #Gamecocks, #Clemson offer Georgia small forward

Josh Reed

Four-star 6-6 SF Josh Reed of Atlanta is now on the radar of USC and Clemson. Gamecock assistant coach Will Bailey started to recruit Reed the end of last year. Clemson assistant coach Antonio Reynolds-Dean made contact with him about a month ago. Both programs offered him on Friday.

“Coach (Frank) Martin called a month ago and introduced himself, and coach Bailey has been calling and texting a lot, recruiting me that way,” Reed said.  “Also, my mom is from South Carolina (Rock Hill), so she was excited about that one. I know coach Martin is a really good coach. I like the program a lot.  I like the facilities.  It’s kind of close to home.  And my grandma lives there (Rock Hill) right now, so if I go there, she’ll be able to come and watch a lot of games.”

Reed puts the Gamecocks in a high spot in his recruiting at this point.

“I’m really interested in them, so they are probably towards the top,” Reed said. “They are probably towards the top.  I really like the coaches and the program a lot.”

He has similar feelings for the Clemson program.

“I like Clemson a lot,” Reed said.  “They’ve been recruiting me for the past month now.  I’ve been talking to coach Dean a lot.  He just called me the other day to say he’s going to offer me (which he did). I think I will fit in well.  Coach Dean said the same thing.  He said I am really versatile, and I’ll be able to fit in well with their program.  I like them a lot.”

Iona offered Reed on Sunday. He also has offers from Arkansas, Oklahoma State, Georgia, Boston College, Xavier, Tulane, Rice, Georgia Mason, Penn, Florida Gulf Coast, Winthrop, High Point and Mercer.

Reed said there are no leaders at this point, and he will take visits in June, July, August and September. He plans to sign in November. Last season, Reed averaged 17 points and 8 rebounds per game. He’s ranked the #34 small forward nationally in the 247Sports Composite and the #7 prospect in Georgia.

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