Penn State S Jaylen Reed announced on his Instagram he is having surgery today.
Reed went out of the Rose Bowl wearing a sling. pic.twitter.com/elrJvSgk1F
— Spencer Ripchik (@RipchikSpencer) January 10, 2023
Reed got hurt in Penn State’s Rose Bowl win over Utah Jan. 2 and had to celebrate the triumph in a sling.
It’s not clear of Reed’s availably for any of the 2023 season will be affected.
It’s only January, after all, and Penn State’s first game isn’t until Sept. 2. Penn State would surely love to have Reed healthy. In his second season, Reed played a big role in Penn State’s secondary that was as good if not better than any in college football. Reed ended the year with 31 tackles (23 solo), three pass breakups, two tackles for loss and a quarterback hurry. With Ji’Ayir Brown out of eligibility and Joey Porter Jr. departing for the NFL, new leaders will have to step up in Penn State’s secondary, and Reed could be one of those guys.
Reed will be entering his third year in Penn State’s program and was one of the most highly-touted signees of the 2021 recruiting class. 247Sports had Reed as the third-highest-rated signed behind OL Landon Tengwall and CB Kalen King.King and Reed could well be the two most productive members of Penn State’s secondary in 2023, and both have known each other since well before they became college teammates. The two played high school football in Detroit, with Reed staring at Martin Luther King High School and King doing the same at Cass Technical.
Penn State S Reed has a chance to be part of a dominant squad in 2023. Penn State has plenty of talent from both offensive and defense returning from a team that went 11-2 and won the Rose Bowl this past season.