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Oklahoma State QB Bobby Reid a former nationally recognized high school recruit has a big decision to make about whether to stay in the upcoming NFL Draft.

January 18, 2007

(Philadelphia, Pa) ---  Oklahoma State QB Bobby Reid a former nationally recognized recruit, who has had an up and down college career to say the least must decide whether to stay in college (not at OSU) or go to the NFL  

Reid has indicated he is considering withdrawing his name from the NFL draft, if Texas Southern (0-11 this year) an HBCU is able to obtain a waiver from the NCAA that would allow him to play for the school.  He has already used his redshirt year and if he is to transfer to Texas Southern or any other Football Championship Subdivision (formerly called Division I-AA) school he will need to obtain an NCAA exception.  The exception can only be obtained if he enrolls in a school that offers a major that his old school didn't.

The Houston native quarterback decided to leave Oklahoma State and go professional -- replaced by sophomore Zac Robinson this season --  after graduating with his degree in December of 2007.  He came into prominence this college season after being demoted and then being the subject of OSU head coach Mike Gundy's tirade.  Remember, "I'm 40, I'm a Man" (see it on You Tube). 

I am not sure if Reid is ready for the NFL, because he is not a polished enough passer.  Going to Texas Southern or playing for a Division II or III school may be his best option.  I do believe that he has talent and can grow into his large high school press clipping, but it will take time and coaching maybe in the Arena Football League.  We will see what he decides as he has until the end of the weekend to choose school or not.

--- Submitted by Lloyd Vance

 

 

 

 

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