Five-star linebacker/fullback Ryan Reynolds (6-2, 220, 4.68) from Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman had a huge first game leading the Gaels to a 47-35 victory over a school from Washington.
Reynolds racked up 11 tackles and had one tackle for loss. What makes his stats impressive is the opposition ran away from him all night.
“They checked the play at the line of scrimmage and ran away from Ryan all game long,” Bishop Gorman coach Dave White said. “He made the majority of plays running people down.”
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Reynolds also had nice game on the offensive side of the ball. He caught one pass for 81 yards and scored a touchdown.
Reynolds carried the pill four times for 27 yards and a touchdown. He also blocked a field goal for good measure.
“That’s just the way Ryan is,” White said. “He makes plays whenever he’s in the game.”
Reynolds has already taken one official visit to Oklahoma and according to White he was very impressed.
“Ryan like his trip to Oklahoma a lot,” White said. “It was the first one he took alone, but he hung out with (OU super frosh) Adrian Peterson.”
Peterson has relatives in Las Vegas and worked out at Bishop Gorman this past summer so there is a connection between the two outstanding talents.
“The trip to Oklahoma was everything that he expected,” White said. “He was able to hang out with the defensive coordinator and (OU head coach) Bob Stoops.”
Reynolds is scheduled to visit Florida next week (September 24th) and he will visit LSU on October 29th.
If Reynolds doesn’t make up his there are several schools that are vying for the last two visits.
UCLA, Washington, Miami, and Notre Dame seem to have the inside track for the last two visits according to White.
Though Reynolds is the main attraction of Bishop Gorman for college coaches but junior running back Demarco Murray is a close second. Murray already has offers on the table from Arizona, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Florida and Wisconsin.
Jot down Murray as one of the best prospects for the class of 2006.