Adney Reid showed enough potential that the University of Utah offered him a scholarship following his freshman year of high school last June. Fortunately, BYU was able to convince him to stay in Utah Valley and he announced his commitment to the Cougs yesterday (Class of 2024), as reported on Twitter:
After a great conversation with @kalanifsitake and @CoachPHadley I am excited to announce my commitment to Brigham Young University! Thank you to all of the family, coaches, and friends who have helped me up to this point 💙! #GoCougs #BleedBlue @gabereid82 @bangulo ⚪️🔵⚪️ pic.twitter.com/cMbBqk8uus
— Adney Reid (@adney_reid) April 9, 2022
Reid is a 6-foot-4 205-pound linebacker that prepped at Spanish Fork High School (Spanish Fork, Utah) prior to moving with his family to Sydney, Australia where his father Gabe Reid serves as an LDS mission president. He now plays basketball and rugby at The King’s School in Sydney.
Reid is not yet rated by 247Sports. BYU and Utah were his first two scholarship offers.
Adney’s father Gabe Reid played tight end for the Cougars from 1999 to 2002, while his uncle Spencer Reid was a linebacker at BYU from 1994 to 1997 before going on to play for Carolina and Indianapolis in the NFL. His cousin, Logan Fano, joined BYU as part of the Class of 2021.
Reid is the third commit for the Class of 2023, joining Dallin Johnson (DL) and Easton Baker (ATH). He plans to serve an LDS mission following high school, so Reid would join the football team in 2025.
I caught up with Reid to ask him about his recruiting.
BYU Insider: Why did you choose BYU?
Reid: The coaching staff. They know what they’re talking about and always treat their players great. It’s also a plus that I can joke with them and get a laugh in every now and then. The atmosphere at BYU is unreal—it feels like one big family! And coming from a family that heavily supports BYU, this opportunity feels surreal.
BYU Insider: What are some of your favorites?
Reid: I’m a pretty simple guy. I like kicking back with the family and listening to music, anything from R&B to country, I’ll listen to anything. And I’ve tried to pick up piano and guitar, but at the expense of my sisters ears. 😊
BYU Insider: Who is a current player that you seek to emulate on the field?
Reid: I love watching Fred Warner (linebacker, San Francisco 49ers) and Joey Bosa (linebacker, LA Chargers). They are both technicians with high motors and I try to copy that.