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Penn State S Jaylen Reed Undergoes Surgery Tuesday

Penn State S Jaylen Reed at Rose Bowl
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 02: Penn State Nittany Lions safety Jaylen Reed (7) defends in coverage on defense during the Rose Bowl game between the Penn State Nittany Lions and the Utah Utes on January 2, 2023 at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, CA. (Photo by Ric Tapia/Icon Sportswire)
Penn State S Jaylen Reed at Rose Bowl

PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 02: Penn State Nittany Lions safety Jaylen Reed (7) defends in coverage on defense during the Rose Bowl game between the Penn State Nittany Lions and the Utah Utes on January 2, 2023 at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, CA. (Photo by Ric Tapia/Icon Sportswire)

Penn State S Jaylen Reed has underwent surgery, he revealed on his Instagram story Tuesday.

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.

The secondary, which is set to consist of players such as Reed, King, Johnny Dixon, Zakee Wheatley and Daequan Hardy, is expected to again be one of the nation’s best.

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