[Update]: Per Jeff Howe at Inside Texas, Cedric Reed becomes the 20th commitment of the 2011 class, ending recruiting at the defensive end position. --GoBR--
At noon, Cleveland defensive end Cedric Reed will end his recruitment by announcing his decision between the three hats out on the table at his high school -- Texas, Texas A&M, and Oklahoma. The timing of the announcement is to honor the memory of his deceased mother on her birthday -- perhaps the reason why he decided to wait slightly longer than expected to commit.
Conventional wisdom has Texas and Texas A&M at the top of his list, fueled by a series of visits to both campuses within the last month or so. Reed has said in the past that he is placing a great deal of emphasis on his relationships with the respective defensive end coaches at both schools and that the depth chart and potential for early playing time are factors. Over the last several weeks, speculation has emerged that his father prefers A&M, perhaps because of the Texas depth chart and talent at the position. However, Orangeblood's Jason Suchomel tweeted that he has been hearing good things from Texas sources and the Longhorns have been considered the leader ever since offering Reed at the first Junior Day.
Enjoy the moment, Texas fans, as Reed will probably be the last prospect with a Texas offer to make a decision until Oklahoma City Millwood cornerback Josh Turner chooses a school, most likely in late June.
Throw your horns up, Cedric!