Gators freshman QB Reed may switch positions

By Adam Silverstein
October 22, 2009

Behind senior starting quarterback Tim Tebow and back-up John Brantley is Jordan Reed, a four-star freshman who committed to the Florida Gators in August 2008. Knowing Brantley would be starting ahead of him for at least two seasons, Reed was expected to back him up while simultaneously learning the ins-and-outs of the position.

According to head coach Urban Meyer on Thursday, Reed may be catching passes in the future instead of throwing them. In fact, numerous beat writers reported that Reed was running wide receiver and tight end routes during the pre-game practice for the Arkansas Razorbacks game last Saturday. At 6’3″ and 235 pounds with a 4.5 second 40-yard dash, Reed certainly has all of the physical attributes to succeed as a playmaker.

“[Reed’s] a very good athlete,” Meyer said. “We have to find a way to get him on the field someday, and [he has] pretty good hands and can run. We’re experimenting right now. He’s still a quarterback.”

2 Comments

  1. almalley says:

    cornelius ingram 2.0?

  2. TJ says:

    with jordan reed moving to TE… who will be john brantley’s backup this season? trey burton definitely needs to be redshirted… who are the top qb prospects in the nation for 2011?

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