Former FSU cornerback Greg Reid has joined the Valdosta State football team and is now working to get on the field when the Blazers opens the season in two weeks. Reid made an immediate impact during 1 on 1 drills knocking the ball away from Blazers' star wide out Seantavious Jones not long after Jones had made a play on Reid.
The Valdosta native will practice in shoulder pads on Thursday and Friday will be able to go in full pads when the Blazers hold a team scrimmage on Saturday. Reid was working out with Quinn Roberson returning punts as well as working at cornerback.
He returned to the number 24 when he was a star player for the Lowndes High Vikings. Reid was dismissed from the Florida State team two weeks ago but says he was surprised to realize just how players he already knew on the VSU roster and that his new teammates have welcomed him with open arms. He added that a chance to be back at home is what helped him make his decision.
Reid said "There is a lot of support. I mean it's home even though there's a lot of people that don't want to see me here in this situation but like I said it's home. I can be around the right people and know when to do it and how to do it and just being home made me feel a lot more comfortable. I have family here, I have friends here that come out and watch me practice. You can't have any past judgements like that so I'm just out there having fun."
Reid also says he plans on competing with everyone else for a starting spot.
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