Holland’s Dylan Reede headed to College of Idaho

For young American football player Dylan Reede from Amsterdam, Holland, finding a way to play college football in the United States was always a dream, and at times seemingly unattainable.

Reede found a way to make it happen.

After sending game film to a number of American universities, the 6’1″, 180 lb wide receiver from the Amsterdam Crusaders organization has signed to study and play for the College of Idaho Coyotes (NAIA Div. I) next season.

Although according to Reede he was offered  preferred walk on at NCAA Division I schools Baylor and Tulane with a secure roster spot and scholarships at Sacred Heart and Jacksonville, he decided that the smaller College of Idaho was the best fit for him.

“Everything felt better. Also the relationships with the coaches, admission staff made a difference A school has to be an 100% match. Everything needs to fit and feel good with you.”

Reede is one of three freshman receivers joining the Coyotes. He will be battling for playing time with speedy Isaiah Veal of Bishop Diego High in Santa Barbara, California. who helped his team win the CIF 3-AA state championship. Tight end Anatol Skylar from Diablo Valley College is the third new member of the CI receiving corps. The Coyotes have 10 wide receivers listed on their 2018 roster in addition tot he three freshmen.

One American football scout in Holland watched him work out:

“He definitely has the potential to play at the next level. It’s just the level of coaching and competition here isn’t the best. So it will be interesting to see how he matches up and competes in the States. But he is definitely a baller.”

The “Yotes”, who finished the 2017 season with a 6-5 overall record,  open their season on August 25 against Eastern Oregon. 


Roger Kelly is an editor and a writer for AFI. A former PR Director the B.C. Lions of the Canadian Football League for 7 years, he now lives in Sweden writing about and scouting American Football throughout the world.