Reed to sign letter of intent

Published 11:41 am Thursday, February 4, 2016

Randolph-Henry High School senior Joe Reed will sign a letter of intent to play football for the University of Virginia on Wednesday.

The signing will take place in the R-H library at 1 p.m. as part of National Signing Day.

National Signing Day is the first day that a high school senior can sign a binding scholarship contract with a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) college for football.

Reed first made a verbal commitment to UVa in his sophomore year at Randolph-Henry, when the team was under coach Mike London.

Reed will now be coached by first-year coach Bronco Mendenhall, who was officially hired for the UVa position on Dec. 4.

Not only is UVa ready for Reed’s arrival, but he is ready to play for the team as well.

“I just want to finish school with good grades and have a positive impact on UVa football next year,” said Reed.

In Reed’s last game of his senior year, he rushed for 336 yards scoring five touchdowns.

“Joe’s incredibly high level of play along with his academic prowess certainly makes him a model student-athlete,” R-H athletic director Chris Holt said of Reed.

While at UVa in the coming years, Reed hopes to study kinesiology during his college career and one day become a physical therapist.

Reed is the son of Carlton and Tonya Reed, of Charlotte Court House.