Originally posted on The Terrapin Nation  |  Last updated 8/1/12

KISSIMME, Fla. — Trayvon Reed is one of the nation’s elite big men in the class of 2014, as well as one of the tallest. Already 7-foot-1 and not yet a junior in high school, Reed is oozing with upside and is a major prospect.

A member of the talented Atlanta Xpress AAU team, Reed spoke with Terps Insider while at 11th Grade AAU Nationals this week.

The Shiloh (GA) star listed scholarship offers from Georgia Tech, Georgia, Auburn, Ole Miss, LSU, South Carolina, North Carolina State, Mississippi State, and Maryland.

He said that there are no schools recruiting him who have yet to offer. Additionally, Reed does not claim any favorites at this particular stage of his recruitment.

Reed has visited Auburn, Georgia Tech and Georgia so far. Although he has no dates set for visits, he expects to take a few trips in particular later this summer and/or fall.

“I might got to a Georgia Tech [football] game, Georgia and Auburn,” Reed said.

The rising junior said that Georgia Tech and Wake Forest are the two schools he has had the most contact with since coaches were allowed to start calling and texting him last month. At this time, there is no specific coaching staff with whom Reed feels he has the best relationship.

Regarding his timetable for a commitment, Reed commented, “I’m gonna wait until my senior year.”

He added that he will make his decision “after the season” has been completed.

Reed also talked about what it is that he is looking for in his future college program.

“I just wanna win,” Reed said, “play hard every time I get on the court, stuff like that. I just like to win.”

The post player said that his preference is to remain in the South for college, though he added, “but it doesn’t matter.”

Reed also stated that he does not have a preference between the SEC and ACC.

Although, as aforementioned, Reed would prefer to stay in the South, he did say there would be some appeal to attending Maryland and seeing something new.

“I mean, I know it’s gonna be really different from down South,” Reed said, “but I’ll see, I’m gonna go on a visit.”

Reed noted that he is not sure when he will take his trip to College Park, but he said he has been discussing potential dates with the Maryland coching staff.

“They were basically just telling me they’re gonna try to get me and my mom down there I guess before the season starts or something like that,” Reed said.

When asked about Maryland’s recruiting pitch to him as a whole, Reed said simply, “They just told me that I have a place at Maryland.”

The Peach State prospect has yet to speak with Terrapins head coach Mark Turgeon. It has been assistant Bino Ranson that he has been in touch with.

“He’s just a good coach,” Reed said of his relationship with Ranson. “From talking with him, he seems like [he is] good at heart and stuff like that, and he loves his kids.”

Reed listed rebounding and blocking shots as the strongest aspects of his game.

As for his chief weaknesses, Reed commented, “My jump hook [and also] just the ability to put it on the floor. I can, but I don’t. I just don’t do it.”

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