RANKINGS: Listed as the No. 55 “athlete” in the country and the No. 16 prospect in Virginia by Rivals … Rated the No. 22 prospect in Virginia by The Roanoke Times … Ranked as the No. 28 player in Virginia in SuperPrep’s preseason issue … Ranked as the No. 234 overall player in the country, the No. 12 “athlete” in the country and the No. 11 player in his state by 247Sports … Listed as the No. 60 running back in the country by Scout … Ranked as the No. 43 running back in the country, the No. 76 player in his region and the No. 25 player in the state by ESPN Recruiting Nation.

THE VITALS: Committed to the Hokies on Sept. 27, 2012 … Selected to play in the Chesapeake Bowl … An honorable mention All-Metro selection at running back by The Richmond Times-Dispatch … Rushed for 1,159 yards on 170 carries and scored 10 touchdowns his senior year … Also caught 10 passes for 190 yards and a score … Rushed for 1,072 yards on 140 carries and scored 10 touchdowns as a junior … Recruited by Shane Beamer.

PERSONAL: Born 10/12/94 in Virginia Beach, VA … Son of Daniel and Wilma Reid … Has two older sisters and two older brothers … Contemplated majors are business and accounting.

WHY HE CHOSE TECH: “It was close to home, and it felt like home when I visited there. It felt right when I met with and visited with Coach (Shane) Beamer. They have a good business school, and they’re adding a new wing to it. Education was important to me.”

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