Center Tarris Reed has plenty of options in his recruitment
Tarris Reed is currently ranked No. 83 in the 2022 Rivals150, and the St. Louis Chaminade junior is the No. 14 ranked center nationally in his class.
“I would say I am a mid- to low-post player who has the ability to step out and face up," Reed said. "I am comfortable in that mid-range area, but am really strong in the post. I have heard comparisons to a young David West."
The 6-foot-8 Reed currently carries offers from over 15 programs.
2023 Rankings: Top 30
IN HIS OWN WORDS
Kansas: “They are the new school who has entered the mix. I speak with assistant coach Norm Roberts and am looking forward to building a great relationship with him and the rest of the coaching staff there.”
Illinois: “One of the Big Ten schools who have offered. I have been in contact most with assistant coach Oliver Antigua. I am familiar with their program, and it isn’t too far away. This year was a great season for them and I can see myself fitting in well there.”
Iowa: “Assistant coach Sherman Dillard was one of the first coaches to see me play at a young age, eighth grade, and ever since we have been building a relationship. I’ve spoken with most of their coaching staff and I love their program and playing style. One of their alums, Tyler Cook, also graduated from Chaminade, so I have a pretty strong connection there. I talked with Tyler a little about their program as well.”
Mississippi State: “Also, a new school in the mix. Assistant coach George Brooks is the one who reaches out to me and my parents. I like their program and what they do and am looking forward to building a strong relationship there.”
Missouri: “I have been in contact with most of the coaches on their staff, but mainly head coach Counzo Martin and assistant coach Chris Hollender. Mizzou was also one of the first schools to watch me play at a young age. I love their coaching staff and we have built a solid relationship. I can see myself fitting in as a four- or five-man in their program.”
Saint Louis: ‘They were the very first school to offer me a scholarship. Being a hometown kid, that scholarship meant a lot to me. It would be nice to represent your hometown at the next level. I’m familiar with their staff and their players and (would) fit in well with their playing style.”
MORE ON REED'S RECRUITMENT
“All the schools have been heavily involved in the recruiting process for me and I am taking my time and listening to what all the coaches have to say," Reed said. "I am not going to rush this decision and will make the best decision for me.”
Even though he has already received numerous offers he is still seeing if more might come in, while also taking his time with the recruiting process.
"I’ve been in contact with (Michigan) a little, they may be close to offering. They are wanting a chance to see me play this summer.” Reed said, “I am really trying to take my time with this process. I don’t have a time frame set yet for when I will look to narrow things down or commit by. I have been talking with coaches, looking to set up my officials. None are finalized yet, but they will be soon.”