Class of 2008

Kyler Reed

HometownShawnee, KS
High schoolSt. Thomas Aquinas

Originally published Feb. 7, 2008 in the Omaha World-Herald

Did you know?

Reed held offers from every school in the Big XII North, as well as Colorado State and Northwestern. Reed's high school teams went to three straight state semifinals. He was a Class 5-A all-state selection at wide receiver in 2007, part of the top two passing seasons and offenses in school history.


"I often joke with people that if you were building a player like you can on Xbox that you'd build Kyler. He came to us as a running back and I'm sure if he had his druthers that's what he'd be. He's just so good with the ball in his hands." -- Kevin Kopecky, Aquinas coach

The gurus say recruiting analyst Jeremy Crabtree said, in September, that Reed, a three-star prospect, is a very talented athlete, runs really well and always seems to make big plays. Crabtree said it's tempting to think about what he might look like on defense at the next level, but he does have enough playmaking skills that it's not surprising some schools are giving him a shot on offense.

About Reed

Reed was in attendance for NU's blowout loss to USC, and said he made his decision to commit to the Huskers on the drive home. "I think it's an opportunity of a lifetime," he said. Could play either a tight end or receiver position on offense or a weakside linebacker position on defense. Was at one time being recruited to KU by NU assistant Tim Beck.

Our take

His length and frame are that of a wide receiver, but his performance makes him a viable option at tight end.

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