Florida Football Recruiting: Samari Reed is tough to bring down

The wide receiver from Coconut Creek, FL is on the radar for the Gators

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Florida football had a number of visitors on campus this past weekend as it is hitting the ground running with its class of 2025 recruiting efforts.

One of the visitors on campus is a wide receiver that has been a bit under the radar but has the size that SEC schools covet.

Florida Football: Samari Reed

Samari Reed is listed at 6'2" and 180 pounds (though he X profile has him at 6'3"). Coming from the Miami area in Coconut Creek, Reed is currently a four-star with Rivals, a three-star with On3, and 247 and ESPN have him unranked.

Based on his film, we would probably agree with a rating somewhere on the edge of three-star to four-star.

He's not a burner, and yet his ability to get yards after the catch is what makes him a productive player with Monarch High School. Reed gets moved all over the field between out wide, in the slot, and even some stuff out of H-Back.

Once he makes a catch, he just has a knack to not get tackled. And even when teams do try and wrap up, his frame makes him hard to bring down.

His most impressive stuff was from out wide with some high degree of difficulty catches along the sideline and when able to use his frame to reach over defensive backs.

Reed's recruitment, despite his star rating, his starting to pick up. In addition to Florida, Reed is being pursued by FSU, Auburn, Miami, and Texas A&M.

He feels like a guy Billy Gonzales loves to go after and if one is looking for a big bodied receiver, Reed is one to keep an eye on this off season.