Reda Talks Eagle Commitment

Reda Talks Eagle Commitment

There have been a long list of hard hitting linebackers to come through Southern Miss over the years. The Eagles feel they have picked up another one in landing Santa Ana, CA star Dylan Reda. He talked with GoldenEaglePride.com in this exclusive interview about the reasons he decided to stick with his commitment to Southern Miss.

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Reda, linebacker out of Santa Ana (CA), is another great find for Southern Miss. The Eagles have made some headway even into California for several players.

Reda explains how his commitment came about.

"I had committed originally at the Memphis game to Coach Fedora, but then some stuff started getting out that he might be leaving so I didn't let everyone know because I wanted to explore my options," he explained.

"Coach Duggan kept in touch with me and he let me know what was going on. I wanted to commit for the area and not just the coaches. I loved Hattiesburg and loved how the community supports the team.

"I also just loved the players on the team," he added. "I told the coaches, I'm ready to stick with it regardless of who is there next year."

The Eagles have been on the radar of Reda, and have always meant a lot to him because they were the first to offer him a scholarship.

"They were the first school that called my coach over the summer and started talking to me a little bit," he said.

"After our first game they offered me, and they were the first one who recruited me heavily. I wanted to go where I was wanted, and I knew they wanted me bad, so it was a mutual decision that I was excited about."

Reda is the type of linebacker that will fit well in the Southern Miss system. He is fast, aggressive, and loves to play football.

"I play downhill," he said. "I am not the biggest guy, but I will always be around the ball, and I love to hit and be aggressive."

"Southern Miss will be getting a player who will work hard to earn a spot, who will be intense every single day, and who will lay everything on the line in practice and games. I only know one way to play."

Reda will be graduating this December, and is on track to be on campus January 9th. He will participate in spring drills.

"The coaches said the linebacker spots could be open next year with a lot of seniors leaving," he said. "I'm going to come in day one to compete and try and win a job. I can't wait to get down there."

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