February 25, 2012

Reid receives first offer, talks TCU

Fort Worth All Saints tight end Charlie Reid nearly didn't make it off TCU's campus on his own two feet on Saturday after getting some of the best news of his life.

Reid, who took part in TCU's junior day, received his first offer from the Horned Frogs coaching staff and was taken aback.

"I was about to pass out," Reid said. "The last thing I was expecting was an offer. My (smile) was as wide as it gets I was so excited."

TCU tight ends coach Dan Sharp informed Reid he liked what he saw out of the 6-foot-4, 225 pound tight end who led his team with 41 catches for 650 yards (16 yards per catch) and five touchdowns this season.

"I talked to Coach Sharp quite a bit," Reid said of his visit. "He told me I was more of an H-back guy that can split out, play fullback and play the other tight end position. Not the huge tight end but more athletic, vertical kind of guy."

Reid made it to several Frogs games last season and has a very high opinion of his hometown school.

"You hear the old thing about they don't offer private school kids. But I have lived in Fort Worth and TCU has always been that one school I wanted to go to," he said. "I tell you right now the top of my list is TCU.

"The reason I love TCU so much is it is close to home, the academics, I can't think of a better city than Fort Worth and they have been to a bowl game the last 13 of 14 years.

"I look for somewhere I want to be and somewhere I would want to be if I didn't play football. Wherever I end up, that's where I am going and there is no second-guessing it."

Another appealing trait of TCU's is the Frogs' move to the Big 12.

"That's one of the reasons their stock has shot up," he said. "I've loved Big 12 football since I was little.

Reid, who plans to play tight end and defensive end/linebacker this season, has also received interest from Texas and Oklahoma State.

He plans to visit Rice in mid-March before taking in TCU's spring game in April and has a tie to the Horned Frogs.

"I know walk-on kicker Hans Ingold. He's actually a close friend of mine," he said.

In high school, Reid has lined up at a number of positions.

"I've kind of been the guy that plays whatever coach asks me to," he said. "I played Y, which is our slot receiver and tight end guy, primarily. But I actually played a lot of (wide out) too."

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