ALBUQUERQUE, NM (KRQE) – University of New Mexico defensive back Jerrick Reed II is the first Lobo since 2018 to make the first All-Mountain West Conference preseason team. Reed II discovered his selection on day two of the Mountain West Media Summit in Las Vegas. “Personally, it’s great to be recognized because of all the hard work I’ve done on my own, but, you know, it’s also great for college,” Reed said.
Reed led the nation in interceptions for a portion of the 2020 season shortened by COVID. He believes the best is yet to come as he has another year to play in a changed culture ushered in by second-year head coach Danny Gonzales. “Really I feel like the team we have now and the coaches we have now so it’s not the best year I don’t know what it is,” Reed said.
Lobos’ veteran offensive lineman like Reed was present on the former coaching staff and is also feeling the change that has taken place. “You know, it’s not the Lobos of the past, it’s new,” Stapley said. “There is more energy. There’s just a better feeling about it right now. You can just say with this coaching staff that the culture is there to win games. ”
The Lobos open the season at home against Houston Baptist on September 2.
In other sports news, former La Cueva High and Texas Tech running back Ronnie Daniels has another shot at playing football. The multi-talented Daniels was added to the Duke City Gladiators roster after many years without football. Daniels, who only spent a year at Texas Tech, saw his career collapse. Everything changed a week ago with a chance encounter at a gas station.
The Albuquerque Isotopes are back on the field Thursday for a six-game road trip to El Paso.
West Mesa Little League Softball is ready to represent New Mexico. The 11 and 12-year-old State Champions will travel to the Southwest Regionals in Waco, TX. West Mesa will play their first game against Colorado Sunday morning at 10 a.m. The team spent their Thursday washing cars on the West Mesa Little League grounds to raise money for their trip.