Randy Reid, the much-sought-after 6-2, 160-pound guard from Spanish Fork, signed a basketball letter of intent Wednesday with BYU.
Actively recruited by more than four dozen colleges, Reid had narrowed his choiced to five. Before visiting nearby BYU on the final weekend before the early signing period, Reid had traveled to North Carolina, UCLA, Stanford and Providence.Reid used the full week allowed for early signings before finally chosing the Cougars over the Tar Heels.
A highly regarded prep baseball player who scouts consider as a middle-round possibility in the pro draft, Reid was told he can play for the BYU baseball team. He is a switch-hitting, sharp-fielding shortstop who had .410 average last year as Spanish Fork won the 3A state prep baseball title.
Reid's father, BYU Assistant Head Basketball Coach Roger Reid, found himself challenged by the coaching counterparts such as UNC's Smith, UCLA' Jim Harrick and others in recruiting the two-sport Spanish High standout. "We've never had a more heavily recruited player at BYU at guard since Danny Ainge," he said of his son. "Probably more so than Danny."
Randy is a three-time all-league, two-time all-state and two-time honorable mention All-America by Off the Glass and Blue Ribbon Basketball Yearbook magazines. He was also high honorable mention All-America by Street and Smith's basketball magazine.