Utah earns commitment from Stanford grad transfer edge rusher Gabe Reid
The 2022 transfer class for Utah is small, but it looks like it’ll be long on potential difference-makers. The class added a fourth member Wednesday: Stanford grad transfer edge rusher Gabe Reid.
The 6-foot-2, 230-pound Reid announced on Twitter he plans to transfer to Utah for his final season. He entered the transfer portal on Dec. 7 and got immediate interest from Utah and other Pac-12 clubs. Reid picked the Utes over Washington, Oregon, and USC, among others.
— Gabe Reid (@gabereid90) March 2, 2022
“I want to formally thank each of the coaches who have recruited me during these last few months,” he wrote on Twitter. “Thank you Stanford for countless amazing experiences over the years on The Farm. I want to express my gratitude to all my loved ones for supporting me along the way. And finally, I’m thankful for a Heavenly Father watching over and guiding me along my path.
“With that being said I’d like to announce that I’m committing to The University of Utah. Can’t wait to spend my last year playing college football back home alongside my brother Karene.”
A native of Provo, Reid will see a homecoming of sorts alongside his brother, Karene Reid, a second-year linebacker who made six starts in 10 appearances for the Utes last season.
Reid posted 62 tackles last season for Stanford, the fourth-most on the team. His 10 tackles for loss led all Stanford players. He also added three pass breakups. For his Stanford career, Reid totaled 168 total tackles, 30.5 TFLs, 10 sacks, and one interception.
He’ll give defensive coordinator Morgan Scalley and defensive ends coach Lewis Powell an experienced piece to work with off the edge. Though he doesn’t have prototypical length, Reid shows off good athleticism and awareness. He’s been a disruptive force throughout his entire career.