It is never too early to start tracking juniors, especially when the junior has three offers and it is only October of his junior season. When you see the schools that have offered – you will be even more impressed. Could this guy be a five-star in the making?
Our mystery man comes from a city that known for pie in the sky dreamers and down on their luck losers but rarely for five star players but linebacker/fullback Ryan Reynolds (6-2, 220, 4.64) from Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman just may get five stars when Rivals.com starts looking at the class of 2005.
Reynolds impressed OU enough at their camp that they offered at their first opportunity. He also camped at Oklahoma State and true to form, the Cowboys offered.
The Wisconsin Badgers have also followed suit and have offered him a scholie. The rumor is that K State has also offered but we haven’t been able to confirm KSU as of yet.
Not many underclassmen get offers from Oklahoma this early. The word is OU has only offered two underclassmen this early. What does that tell you about Reynolds talent?
Reynolds it is said reminds the OU staff of Rocky Calmus and Teddy Lehman.
Reynolds may not be as fast as those two talented players but he is just as quick. He has been timed in the pro agility drill in 3.88.
Reynolds will be taking an unofficial visit to Norman this coming weekend where he will see OU up close and take in the Oklahoma/Oklahoma State game.
By going to Norman this weekend he will be able to see two of the teams that offered in action.
No one has to remind OU fans was the Cowboys have done to their season the last two years.
In nine games his junior season, Reynolds has been tremendous. He has helped Bishop Gorman to a 7-2 record and a 5-0 record in conference play while racking 86 tackles, ten tackles for loss, four quarterback hurries three fumbles caused (on one forced fumble a teammate picked up the ball and ran 60 yards for a score), one fumble recovery and one pick.
On his interception, Reynolds brought it back for a score.
Reynolds is also playing some fullback. He has gained 262 yards on 29 carries while averaging 9.03 yards per carry and he has scored four touchdowns.
OU likes Reynolds as a linebacker but they are also impressed with his fullback skills.
In one game this season Reynolds was selected Las Vegas Player of the Week when he racked up 18 tackles, three tackles for loss, two sacks and one interception which he promptly returned for six.
On offense he rushed for 149 yards on four attempts.
Reynolds is definitely a player to remember for the class of 2005, your favorite college will.