GHSA Player of Year a do-it-all star for Lowndes

VALDOSTA - Greg Reid has pretty much done it all for Lowndes High School the past three years.

Reid has hurt teams with big plays on offense. He has hurt teams with big plays on defense. He has hurt teams with big plays on special teams.

Reid has played running back, receiver, cornerback, kick returner, punt returner and has even taken direct snaps in the team's version of the single wing and thrown a few passes.

Reid has been that rare player who seems to play on a different level from everyone else.

'Greg Reid is a great football player,' Lowndes coach Randy McPherson said. 'He's a great kid, and a great team player. He does whatever you ask him to do. We're blessed to have him. He's one of the best players and hardest workers I've ever coached.'

Reid was chosen the Georgia High School Association's All-Classification Player of the Year this year in recognition of his play in all three phases of the game - offense, defense and special teams. He also made the GHSA'S all-state team for the third consecutive year.

Reid has verbally committed to sign with Florida. He is rated the No. 15 cornerback in the nation by Scout.com and the No. 14 athlete by Rivals.com.

This season, Reid rushed for 1,242 yards and 16 touchdowns on just 118 carries, an average of 10.5 yards per carry. He caught eight passes for 234 yards (nearly half of the Vikings' passing output) and two touchdowns.

He set a school record when he ran 99 yards for a touchdown against Tift County. He had six touchdowns of at least 50 yards.

Reid stood out on defense as a shutdown cornerback, intercepting nine passes, returning one for a touchdown, breaking up four passes and making 28 tackles even though teams generally did not throw his way very much.

Reid had 267 yards in punt returns with one touchdown, 85 yards in kickoff returns, 118 yards in interception returns with a touchdown and returned a fumble 102 yards for another score.

He had a total of 2,048 all-purpose yards and 21 touchdowns.