Derrion Reid, one of the top-ranked players in the class of 2024, has narrowed his list of schools down to three. Moving forward, the 6-foot-7, 200-pound small forward of Napa (Calif.) Prolific Prep will consider Alabama, Georgia, and Florida State.
A native of Augusta, Ga., Reid is rated as a five-star recruit and the No. 14 overall player in the country, according to the On3 Industry Rankings.
Reid is fresh off an official visit to Florida State over the weekend. Georgia hosted him officially this summer and he will return for a second go-around on October 6th. Reid’s final official visit will be to Alabama on October 20th. He says he does not have a commitment timeframe yet.
Along with his finalists, Reid also considered offers from Mississippi State, Oklahoma, Kansas State, South Carolina, LSU, Georgia Tech, and others.
Reid talks finalists
Reid briefly broke down each of his remaining suitors in an interview with On3.
Alabama: “(Alabama) has been here since the beginning and I love the way they play and what’s he’s done with his players.”
Georgia: “(They’ve) been there from the beginning. I have built a great relationship with their coaching staff and head coach and I like the way he coaches.”
Florida State: “I have a great connection with the entire coaching staff and I love the way they play and their play style.”
“Derrion Reid has a great frame with good length. He is a good athlete that runs the floor extremely well, with a purpose. You like the upside he shows on the defensive end of the floor. He has the ability to slide his feet on the ball, and he has good anticipation in the passing lanes. He also has shown good court vision in the half-court. Standing in the 6-7 range, his ability to find the open man in the half-court or full-court setting can be a weapon. He has a great frame with good length. Reid has spent time re-tooling the jump shot; he shot 37.8% from three on the EYBL Circuit. He is a good rebounder and can knock down a mid-range pull-up. Reid is aggressive in transition and finishes with explosion at the rim. He has good timing on the defensive end, both in the passing lanes and as a help-side shot blocker. There are a lot of natural tools in play for Reid.” – On3’s Jamie Shaw