Antwuan Reed recently participated in the NFL Combine (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Just as a heads up, this place is about to turn into NFL Draft central for Pitt players. Over the next few days, we'll be looking at several players' chances of getting drafted and where they might end up.
We'll have more on Antwuan Reed later, but his local newspaper's been keeping tabs on him since his Pitt career ended.
Reed says he's been on the go ever since:
"I’ve been busy the whole time,"
said Reed, who took some time off to watch fellow Johnstown graduate Andres Taylor box for a cruiserweight title shot in Atlantic City, N.J., on Saturday night.
"From the all-star game into the combine into pro day, it’s just a lot of work.
"You’re working, you’re working out, you’re going to practices, talking to teams, interviewing with teams. You’re constantly busy. Now I’m just working out and getting everything together. I’m just trying to stay in shape."
Then there's the local tie. Johnstown's put out a lot of NFL talent.Johnstown has had an impact on the NFL and have two current players there - former Pitt back LaRod Stephens-Howling and the Bengals' Andrew Hawkins:
Johnstown’s run of NFL success over the past two decades didn’t go unnoticed by Stephens-Howling. In addition to Simon, Hawkins and Stephens-Howling, McCort graduate Andrew Hawkins is coming off his first NFL season with the Bengals and he previously was part of two CFL Grey Cup titles. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Johnstown’s Carlton Haselrig was a Pro Bowl guard with the Steelers.
Two Pitt players from the same town in the NFL would be pretty impressive. Reed will have a chance to make it happen.