Verlon Reed showed a lot of promise in 2011 as he started the 1st 7 games and was leading the team in catches before a season ending injury took him out for the rest of the year. He never seemed to be able to overcome the injury and crack the 2 deep of WRs under new coach Urban Meyer. In a move called mutual by Ohio State Verlon has left the team. On a team that is so much in need of play makers this departure hurts and Verlon was a fan favorite. We wish him nothing but the best where ever he ends up.
According to the Columbus Dispatch….
Backup wide receiver Verlon Reed has left the Ohio State football team, an athletic department spokesman confirmed yesterday.
A third-year sophomore , Reed could not be reached for comment about possible transfer plans. The spokesman said coach Urban Meyer called it a mutual parting.
Reed was a dual-threat quarterback in high school at Marion-Franklin, which he led to the state semifinals. He was recruited as an all-around athlete by OSU when he signed in 2010. He was a starting wide receiver at the beginning of the 2011 season, but suffered a major knee injury in the seventh game.
He bounced back to compete in preseason camp last season under Meyer and his new spread offense. But Reed played in just seven games, primarily on special teams, catching one pass.