When a school is coming off one of the worst running offenses in college football history, you have to know as a high school senior that you have a pretty good chance of playing when you first set foot on campus.
Running back Rocky Reid leaped at this opportunity in late January when he chose to become a Wake Forest Demon Deacon over Tennessee, Louisville, West Virginia, and a host of other schools.
Reid was actually committed to Tennessee for a while before de-committing on December 26th, 2014. After he re-opened his search, Reid visited Louisville on an official visit on January 16th. Former Wake Forest coach Lonnie Galloway visited Reid from West Virginia, and then Reid took his official visit to Wake Forest on January 23rd. On January 27th he committed to Wake Forest and then signed his letter of intent on February 4th.
The 6-1, 215 pound running back out of Concord HS in Concord, NC put up over 7,700 yards and 90 touchdowns during his career.
Ranked as the 47th best running back in the country, the Deacs landed a commit in Reid who can take a hit and also turn on the burners. The videos demonstrate breakaway speed combined with a keen sense of field awareness that allows him to hit the holes.
While Wake Forest returns Isaiah Robinson and Dez Wortham, it's hard not to look at Reid as a fan and become extremely excited about what he can do in the Old Gold and Black.
Follow Rocky on Twitter at @ReidBoy_97.