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February 5, 2010
Rebels host Arkansas QB for Jr Day
Down to three scholarship quarterbacks for the 2010 season, Ole Miss is looking to sign "one or two" quarterbacks for 2011 according to Rebel head football coach Houston Nutt.
One prospect that was on campus last weekend and will get a look by the Rebels is El Dorado, AR prospect Taylor Reed.
It was the second unofficial visit for Reed, a 6-foot-2, 200 pound prospect, with him previously visiting for the Tennessee game last November.
"It was good, I really enjoyed it," Reed said about his most recent visit. "They showed us around and took us in the quarterback meeting room - that was really great to see their offense because it is a lot like we run at my high school."
Reed is yet to draw his first offer, but is receiving interest from Ole Miss, Vanderbilt, Arkansas, Northwestern and Stanford.
Although Reed will be recruited by Ole Miss tight ends/special teams coordinator James Shibest, another coach on the staff has a previous relationship with Reed's father.
Reed's father, Scott Reed, and Ole Miss safeties coach Kim Dameron coached together at Stephen F. Austin before Dameron left to become defensive coordinator at Louisiana-Monroe in 2005.
"They got to hang out some and catch up on things," said Reed, who was accompanied on Saturday's visit with his family.
While Nutt is focused on signing one or more quarterbacks in a year, from what Reed learned, the Rebels will not be in a big hurry to start handing out multiple offers.
"They said they're not going to offer (most) quarterbacks until they can see them throw in camp," Reed said. "I'm good with that. Hopefully I'll have a good showing at camp."
Reed said he'll likely return to Ole Miss for the annual spring game on Apr. 17 and then follow that up by participating in both the summer camp and then the senior-only camp, which is held in July.
"I like it a lot over there," he said. "I'll definitely be coming back."
Reed's El Dorado team captured the Arkansas 6-A state championship with Reed at quarterback and his father as head coach. Reed threw for 114 yards in the game as El Dorado won its first state title since 1958.
Reed saw action at wide receiver as a sophomore before moving to quarterback last fall.