Meet the New Guy: Charlie Reid

Being from All Saints, Charlie Reid probably has been familiar with how to do the hand sign for a while now. - USA TODAY Sports

Leading up to the 2013 TCU Football season, we will be profiling the newest Horned Frogs on campus who were all a part of the 2013 recruiting class. Next up is the tight end from Fort Worth, Charlie Reid.

NAME Charlie Reid
HEIGHT/WEIGHT 6'4" / 225lbs.
HOMETOWN Fort Worth, Texas
High School All Saints Episcopal School
247 Composite Star Ranking Three Star (***)

Reid was a big time get for the Frogs as he chose TCU over offers from Oklahoma State, Baylor, Ole Miss and UCLA among others. Reid is a pass catching tight end who can stretch the field with his 4.5 speed. He hauled in 50 passes for 1,219 yards and 17 touchdowns as a senior for All Saints, which landed him on a few All-American teams as a tight end.


- The TCU coaching staff has an excellent relationship with the staff at All Saints, which may be turning into a bit of a pipeline school for the Frogs.  Any time you have an inside track with a school that produces a good bit of talent every year, it's a great help- players love playing with people they know, and if you're out there consistently you can get a headstart on evaluating future prospects.  Early offers are often important in getting in good with kids, so opportunities to evaluate while recruiting other kids are great.

- Seeing kids from All Saints commit to TCU is always a bit odd, because I played football for All Saints and in my four years there we had four kids who were good enough to earn division I offers (and one preferred walk-on).  Seeing All Saints produce numerous kids who are good enough to earn national offers every year is very surreal.

- Enough about All Saints, let's talk about Reid.  Reid is one of the hybrid tight ends that is taking football by storm right now.  He's not going to murderblock a linebacker into extinction, but he will effortlessly run by that same linebacker and overpower a safety that tries to bring him down in the open field.  Reid is big, can elevate and is fantastic getting off the line.

- Despite being a good offensive weapon, expect Reid to be redshirted and spend the entirety of this season in the weight room, as 225 is not going to get it done at tight end in the Big 12.  A good playing weight for Reid's frame is probably about 20-25 pounds heavier to take on the blocking assignments that will be necessary for him to be an every down player.

- Reid chose the Frogs over offers from Ole Miss, Mississippi State, UCLA, Utah and Arizona among others.  The Arizona offer is an interesting one, because I've always been a fan of Rich Rod tight ends.  If coach Rodriguez likes a kid as a tight end in the spread offense he's likely to be a good one, so watch for Reid to make an impact in 2014 when Boykin (presumably) takes the reigns and we move a bit closer to a Rodriguez-esque running quarterback spread.

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