Preps Talk

Preps Talk

Metea Valley junior wide receiver recruit Jayden Reed (5-foot-10, 160 pounds) decided to end his recruiting process on Tuesday and gave Western Michigan his verbal commitment.

"I chose Western Michigan because I feel it's going to be a great fit," Reed said. "When you feel at home there is no need to keep search so I committed."

Reed also pointed towards the Western Michigan coaching staff and overall fit as key reasons in his college choice.

"I felt that I could be a great fit in their offense. Western Michigan has a great coaching staff and me and my family were very thrilled about the school when we went to visit. I never thought I would be as comfortable with a coaching staff but the WMU coaches really stood out. You can only have one school to pick from no matter how many options you have. As long as you find a home that's all that really matters."

Reed is now the fourth State of Illinois commitment in the Broncos Class of 2018 and joins Lakes linebacker Ryan Selig, Rich Central safety Matthew Stuckey Jr. and DeLaSalle linebacker Joe Bonds. Western Michigan head coach Tim Lester, who has deep State of Illinois ties (Lester prepped at Wheaton Warrenville South) has made the state of Illinois and the greater Chicagoland area a focus in the Broncos recruiting efforts.