Albert Reid, Sophomore, Running Back, #5
Twitter: None we could find
Collegiate Stats: 106 rushes for 386 yards and two touchdowns, nine receptions for 78 yards and one touchdown
High School Stats (Senior Year): 225 rushes for 1,705 yards, six receptions for 39 yards, 17 total touchdowns
247sports composite Ratings: Three stars, 42nd-best athlete in the country, third-best player in DC
Who Maryland beat: Stanford, Iowa, West Virginia, Vanderbilt
High School: Friendship Academy
Hometown: Washington, D.C.
High School Highlights:
How'd He Get to College Park?
Albert Reid was a star at Friendship, and ended up being the first of many FCA commitments to head Maryland's way. He played running back and cornerback, winning 2011 D.C. Gatorade Player of the Year honors and earning an All-Met selection.
Reid initially committed to West Virginia, and Maryland wasn't really on his radar at the beginning of the recruiting process. Then, the Terps hired Mike Locksley, and a week after Wes Brown committed this past January, Reid followed suit.
Reid re-opened his recruitment at the beginning of January, visiting Vanderbilt, Maryland and Iowa before deciding on the Terps. He was drawn to College Park because of the engineering program and its proximity to his home.
Profiling the entire team
Reid played in 11 games as a true freshman, splitting carries with Brandon Ross and Wes Brown and averaging just 2.6 yards per rush. When Brown went out with a year-long suspension, Reid stepped up as the primary backup to Ross, averaging 4.2 yards per carry as a sophomore in 2013.
Running for 70 yards against Clemson.
Reid holds off Wes Brown for the second running back spot, topping 300 yards rushing with at least three touchdowns.
Reid is second on the two-deep at running back behind Brandon Ross, and should get plenty of opportunities in Maryland's face-paced offensive system. The Terps have three very talented players vying for carries at the position, and while Reid has struggled at times in his college career he brings a much-needed change of pace to a heavy backfield.
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