Virginia Tech received a big commitment from graduate transfer defensive end Justus Reed on Friday. Reed played the last three seasons for Youngstown State after beginning his career at the University of Florida.
— Jay (@justusreed4) April 17, 2020
Reed signed with Florida as part of the 2014 recruiting class. He recorded two sacks in eight career games in 2015 and 2016 for the Gators before his career was hampered by a knee injury. He then transferred to Youngstown State, where he recorded five sacks in seven games in 2017. Another injury cost him the rest of the 2017 season and all of the 2018 season. Finally healthy in 2019, the 6-3, 270-pounder put up big numbers, recording 19 tackles for loss and 12.5 sacks in 12 games. He entered the transfer portal on February 5, 2020.
The NCAA granted Reed an uncommon seventh year of eligibility, and he has chosen to spend that final year at Virginia Tech. He planned to visit the Hokies, as well as Florida State and Texas Tech, but with visits on hold for the foreseeable future, he decided to commit to the Hokies. He’ll have one year of eligibility remaining, and he is expected to compete for a starting job at defensive end immediately.
The video below contains Reed’s 2019 highlights. Look for him as No. 4, lined up at the left defensive end position.