Megan Reed has wanted to go to the University of Florida since she was a little girl. Now as a junior in high school, the Strawberry Crest shortstop is well on her way of reaching that goal. Reed has verbally committed to play softball at Florida. She hit for nearly a .500 average as a sophomore and is off to another strong junior season. Oral commitments are non-binding, and Reed cannot formally sign a letter of intent until her senior year.
In addition to Florida, what schools have shown interest in you?
LSU and EKU were both looking at me, along with Florida. I always wanted to go to Florida, and my sister goes there and just got into law school there. It’s close to home, and they’re always top in the SEC and softball, in general.
You play volleyball, as well. Have you always wanted to play softball in college, or was volleyball an option?
Volleyball was just kind of my break from softball, because softball is pretty much year-round.
How long have you been playing softball?
Since I was 5
What about volleyball?
Since sixth grade
What kind of communication have you had with the Florida coaches?
They can email me, but to talk on the phone, I have to call them, and they have to answer. I have to be on their campus to talk to them face-to-face.
Do you know what position you may play?
Probably outfield or one of the corner infield spots
What aspects of your game have you been trying to improve?
My hitting has always been my best asset, so I’m always trying to keep that up. I’ve also been working on my arm and being able to throw harder and more accurate, and I’ve been working on getting faster.
What are some goals you have as a team?
We’re very talented, individually. Everyone has their own special thing, and that makes us strong as a team, so I’d like to see us go to state.
What about individual goals?
Just hit the ball hard every time. Maybe not get a hit every time, but at least hit it hard. I also want to field all of the routine balls and as many of the tough plays as I can.