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2017 Ball State Football Recruiting: LB Shahid Reece commits to the Cardinals

Ball State adds a 3-star linebacker.

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Coach Mike Neu just added a big commitment to the 2017 Ball State class with Linebacker Shahid Reece. Reece announced his commit today (via: Twitter) Reece just received his full ride scholarship to Ball State just three days ago, and he’s been excited ever since.

“I felt comfortable with Coach Curtis, knowing he’s a New Orleans guy himself, and so is coach Neu so I know they will be able to relate with me a lot. I also know at Ball State it’s the best place for me to excel as a Student Athlete.”

Reece held offers from multiple FCS schools including Northwestern State and The Citadel. Reece said “Ball State came along, and it just felt like an opportunity of a lifetime and I just had to jump on it.”

Reece stands at 6’1 and weighs 220 pounds, and went to Archbishop Rummel, in Metairie, Louisiana. Reece had a very productive senior campaign, totalling 85 tackles, 5 sacks, 3 interceptions, and 2 forced fumbles.

Reece is a 3-star, 67th ranked outside linebacker, and the 43rd ranked recruit in Louisiana, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. Reece is the Cardinals 24th addition in the 2017 cycle.

Be sure to keep checking Hustle Belt for all Mid-American Conference news as National Signing Day is in just a few days.

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