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Georgia adds transfer defensive back J.R. Reed out of Tulsa

J.R. Reed
(Photo via Tulsa Football)

The day after freshman defensive back Chad Clay was dismissed from the program, the Bulldogs have picked up a transfer to fill his spot on the roster.

J.R. Reed (6-1, 185), a rising sophomore with the Tulsa Golden Hurricane, has transferred to Georgia and will sign with the Dawgs. He will enroll in August, and must sit out the 2016 season, but could be a force in 2017 and beyond. This past season, he finished with five tackles in 13 games for the Golden Hurricanes.

Quite interestingly, Reed has some connections to the state, and one which could potentially help Georgia land one of its top recruiting targets for the class of 2017. Reed is the cousin of the state’s high school prospect, DeAngelo Gibbs. Kirby Smart and staff definitely hope Reed can pull some strings to help Georgia land Gibbs.

In addition, J.R. Reed is the son of former NFL wideout Jake Reed.

Reed played high school football at Prestonwood Christian in Plano, Texas. He was rated as a 3-star recruit in the 247Sports Composite.

2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Shane Farmington

    Jun 24, 2016 at 10:41 am

    Just to provide some insight, calling Reed a “rising sophomore” is a bit of a stretch. He was a special teams player for Tulsa and had an uphill battle to get in the rotation at safety this fall. He’s a decent player, who could have maybe started at Tulsa as a junior or senior. He signed with SMU originally and they asked him to grayshirt…but then they decided not to take him. Tulsa was the only school to give him a scholarship at that point.

  2. Daggum Dawgs

    Jun 25, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    Sounds like a strategic move in planning for the future. Either way. As long as Reed can tackle and doesn’t steal any headphones then he’s welcomed to the family.

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