Former Dutchtown High star Eric Reid speaks at LSU program

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Eric Reid, a former Dutchtown standout, gets in position for a tackle.

BATON ROUGE - LSU football safety Eric Reid, a former Dutchtown High standout, took time out of his offseason training schedule to speak to a group of high school students on LSU's campus on Tuesday as part of the College of Education's FOCUS Program.

Reid, a sophomore from Geismar, shared valuable information with a group of rising high school sophomores from the greater Baton Rouge area during a luncheon in LSU's Peabody Hall.

In addition to answering questions from the students, he touched on what brought him to LSU, college student life, extracurricular activities, as well as studying advice and other recommendations to the students as they start thinking about their college options

"When I was younger, somebody was there to inspire me to do whatever it was that I wanted to do, and I'm more than happy to be that person for somebody else," Reid said. "Today's talk was about preparing for the future and making plans to attend college for these students. It's important for them to focus now in high school on making decisions that can impact their futures in a positive way. "

The College of Education's FOCUS program immerses high-achieving high school students from under-resourced public schools in arts and humanities for two weeks in July.