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Reid gives word to Bison

He's still just a high school kid, but in the last few months, Greg Reid got a glimpse of the business world - college football-style. The linebacker from Milwaukee King High School gave North Dakota State a verbal commitment. It came after he ve...

He's still just a high school kid, but in the last few months, Greg Reid got a glimpse of the business world - college football-style.

The linebacker from Milwaukee King High School gave North Dakota State a verbal commitment. It came after he verbally committed to Western Michigan, only to see it not work out.

"They reneged on my scholarship," Reid said. "I guess they had a higher recruit that they wanted."

The 6-foot-3, 243-pound Reid was one of the state's most highly recruited players. He took visits to NDSU, Western Michigan, Wisconsin, Wyoming and Indiana. He is NDSU's fourth verbal commitment, joining wide receiver Hakeem Bourne-McFarlane from Bloomington, Minn., defensive lineman Danny Offerman from Roseville, Minn., and linebacker Preston Evans from Sioux Falls, S.D.

Reid had 93 tackles, three forced fumbles and one interception last season. He said the fact that NDSU had his major, sports management, had nice facilities and is not far from home were major factors.

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"The facility was top-notch," he said. "I've been to a couple of top Division I schools, and North Dakota State beat them all to me."

He said NDSU first offered him last April. It didn't hurt the Bison that standout middle linebacker Joe Mays finished his career this fall.

"He's a great linebacker," Reid said. "I feel like I can come in and have a chance to compete. I'm not saying I would start, but maybe some type of playing time. But I also won't mind redshirting."

Players cannot sign letters of intent until Feb. 6.

Readers can reach Forum reporter Jeff Kolpack at (701) 241-5546.

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Jeff would like to dispel the notion he was around when Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press, but he is on his third decade of reporting with Forum Communications. The son of a reporter and an English teacher, and the brother of a reporter, Jeff has worked at the Jamestown Sun, Bismarck Tribune and since 1990 The Forum, where he's covered North Dakota State athletics since 1995.
Jeff has covered all nine of NDSU's Division I FCS national football titles and has written three books: "Horns Up," "North Dakota Tough" and "Covid Kids." He is the radio host of "The Golf Show with Jeff Kolpack" April through August.
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