Last week, Saturday brought us a bit of an early weekend commitment bonanza for ranked players. This weekend, Davon Reed got things started a little earlier.
Friday night, the No. 97 player in the country confirmed to Rivals.com that he was off the board and headed to Miami.
A 6-foot-6 wing at Princeton (N.J.) Day School, Reed had visited Coral Gables the weekend before and felt that the time was right to make a decision.
"I had always liked the way Miami recruited me," Reed told Rivals.com. "From the start, my relationship with the coaching staff was great. After taking a visit, I really felt this sense of family and I really felt welcomed.
"It just felt like the place for me. I committed now because I had always planned to make my decision by the end of fall and I just really felt ready to commit."
In Reed, the Canes have landed a versatile wing who can play on both ends of the floor.
He's starting to fill into his 6-foot-6 frame nicely that allows him to play much more physically. He makes jumpers, is improving his handle a bit and is learning to not coast during stretches of the game.
Defensively, he uses his length and improved strength to help direct opposing offensive players where he wants them to go.
"I think I will be able to step in right away and provide a major impact to the team on both ends of the floor," said Reed. "I think I bring a lot on the defensive end being able to guard from the one to the three. Offensively I think my versatility being able to knock shots down from the perimeter and also create for my teammates allows me to be a major impact early."
A four-star prospect Reed is Miami's second commitment from the class of 2013 and he joins three-star scorer DeAndre Burnett in the Canes class.