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Reese a Piece of Wildcats Future?

January 21, 2007

Albany -- Quarterback Julian Reese joined the Wildcats after a mid-season trade last year, and quickly became a fan favorite.

Reese led South Georgia to an upset win of Memphis in just his second game with the team.

The quarterback has experience with the Wildcats new coaching staff, but may not be back with the team this year.

Julian Reese is not currently a member of the South Georgia Wildcats.

Offensive coordinator Rickry Foggie says, "At this point, he's not under contract, so I'm not really sure. But the guys we are going to bring in will be competitive, because that's one position that's very important in this league, the quarterback."

Reese has plenty of experience working with new Cats offensive coordinator.

The quarterback threw for 3,500 yards and 65 touchdowns with Foggie in Amarillo in 2005, and also rushed for 28 scores.

Reese earned the National Conference All AF2 selection at the QB position for his performance.

Foggie brought Reese with him to Everett last season, but the time with the Hawks didn't work out for either the coach or the player.

Reese was traded to the Wildcats after four games, Foggie was let go after six.

Now they have a chance to reunite in South Georgia, and new head coach Derek Stingley says the team doing what it can.

"That's still a work in progress right now," says Stingley. "I have a commitment from another player that's been around the AFL and AF2 for a couple of years. That position will be competitive."

Reese throwing 49 TD's in 12 games with the Wildcats in 2006 Alvin Ray Jackson was Reese's second favorite target on the team last season, but isn't sure who will be throwing him touchdown passes this year.

"I have no idea, but I hope it's somebody that can throw it," says Jackson.

Reese scored 93 of his teams 131 touchdowns when he and Foggie teamed up for a full season in Amarillo, and the Cats offensive coordinator says he wouldn't mind another season with Reese.

"We would love to have Julian back," says Foggie, "but we don't have him under contract at this time. We just have to keep out fingers crossed."

Julian Reese has been attracting interest from other teams throughout the league.

Reese led the Wildcats in both passing and rushing last season.

The Wildcats open up at home March 31st against Arkansas.

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