Scouting Report on Joshua ReeseHow we scouted: Film footage, Camp settingby Barton Simmons - 09/08/2009
- SpeedDivision I Player
- SizeDivision I Player
- StrengthDivision I Player
- AgilityDivision I Player
- Ball SkillsBlue Chip
On the Hoof: Reese is the type of player that seems bigger than his 6-foot frame on the field. He has good strength and will likely grow into a big physical receiver in a college weight room.
Needs Improvement: Though he can get vertical, Reese is not really a big-play receiver but more of a possession receiver at this stage. He is limited after the catch.
Most Impressive: Reese can stick a route and really explode out of his cuts. He is a strong receiver that can make tough catches over the middle, work option routes from the slot or be a factor in the red zone. He also has enough speed to be a vertical threat. Reeseâ€™s combination of hands and body-awareness and his willingness to get physical really set him apart.
Conclusion: Similar to fellow south Florida receiver Michaelee Harris, Reese is a definite contributor on the next level because his hands and ability to run routes and get open. He is more physically advanced than most and will continue to get stronger with ease. Expect Reese to be a steady, contributing wide out that can make tough catches, run good routes and do the dirty work, too.
Barton Simmons is a Football Recruiting Analyst for Rivals.com. He was an all-state performer for two-time state champion and nationally ranked Nashville (Tenn.) Montgomery Bell Academy in high school and was a two-time All-Ivy selection as a safety at Yale.