Reid had been dismissed less than two weeks ago by the Seminoles for "a violation of team rules." It came after his arrest on July 10 for misdemeanor marijuana possession and multiple misdemeanor traffic violations.
Reid, rated the 15th top overall prospect in the 2009 recruiting class by ESPNU, played a big part for the Seminoles on special teams. But rather than sit out the coming season, he will now play his fourth season of college ball at Division II VSU.
He was 314 yards short of breaking the FSU school record in punt return yardage set by Deion Sanders, racking up 1,117 career return yards and three return touchdowns.
Now he sees his college career take a turn for the worse. He must make a big impact at VSU and prove he can stay out of trouble if he expects to make it into the NFL in 2013.
Nick Waisome will likely take over for Reid at Florida State this upcoming season after the Seminoles went 9-4 last season, edging Notre Dame in the Champs Sports Bowl, 18-14. Florida State is currently ranked seventh in the nation in USA Today polls, but losing a threat and veteran like Reid should hurt the team.
Reid will likely battle with Quin Roberson at VSU for returning duties. Roberson isn't so bad himself in that department. He had 17 returns for 219 yards last season.
The Blazers finished 6-4 last season in the Gulf South Conference.