2015 Cornerback Reid Taking it Slow

John Reid

St. Joseph's (Philadelphia) 2015 cornerback John Reid is emerging as one of the top rising juniors in the region. Reid has been active in camps with his team and discussed the latest in his recruiting process.

Heading into his junior year, St. Joseph's (Philadelphia) cornerback John Reid has a strong understanding of the recruiting process. With more than a year until the talented 2015 prospect needs to make a decision, he is not worried about who has offered, who has interest and who wants him to visit campus.

The contact period for 2015's is two months away and Reid's only focuses are himself and his team prior to Sept. 1.

"I'm not of age yet, so nothing right now is really binding," Reid said. "I'm not too worried about it. I'd rather just compete and get better because the rest can take care of itself later on."

Reid has the attention of many regional programs and projects as one of the top defensive backs in the Northeast. Reid has interest and offers but is not worried about it yet.

"To be honest I'm don't even know who has offered, how many I have," Reid said. "I'm just playing football right now."

Reid has visits to Rutgers, Temple, West Virginia and Penn State under his belt and said he gets a good feel from all four programs at this stage in his recruitment.

"I actually was really impressed with Penn State," Reid said. "It's just a really good atmosphere for football. It feels like how I feel when I'm at home, like a hometown feel to it, so that's really nice. They've recruited really well. They have some good guys coming in this class."

Reid took in the full camp experience at Rutgers going into his sophomore year and returned for the passing camp.

"I love a competitive atmosphere like that," Reid said. "You get to test out all of your techniques and see how you match out against a lot of other talented players. It's great competition."

Reid was on campus with his team for a practice last season and knows recently hired graduate assistant Charlie Noonan, who attended St. Joe's before playing at Rutgers and with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Reid also likes defensive backs coach Daryl Wilson, who joined coach Kyle Flood's staff this spring.

"Rutgers is very impressive," Reid said. "One of my friend's dad's is really close with their defensive backs coach. He's a really good coach the first time I met him. I don't really have any type of favorites right now, but I like Rutgers a lot. I'm from South Jersey, so that's there too."

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