There is an excellent case for junior linebacker/fullback Ryan Reynolds (6-2, 220, 4.68) from Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman to be one of the top five prospects in the West. How many other juniors do you know that have four offers and a possible fifth while playing in an area that isn’t thought of as a football hotbed.
Reynolds already has offers from Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Kansas State, Wisconsin and Stanford.
Not a bad group of schools is it?
Reynolds latest offer was from Stanford. The Cardinal offered Reynolds two weeks ago when he went on an unofficial visit to watch them play Notre Dame.
Besides Notre Dame crushing them, he had a great time and liked what he saw.
Earlier in the year 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.
Reynolds also camped with the Wisconsin Badgers and the Badgers have also followed suit and have offered him a scholie.
There is a rumor that K State has also offered but we haven’t been able to confirm KSU as of yet.
Not many underclassmen ever get offers from Oklahoma. The word is OU has only offered two underclassmen this early since Stoops has arrived.
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.
For the season of 2003 Reynolds racked up 96 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, six sacks and one pick.
Reynolds will also get a long look as a fullback. He rushed for 393 yards on 35 carries and scored five touchdowns.
“Ryan is the most talented player I have ever coached or been around,” Bishop Gorman head coach David White said. “His work ethic and determination to be the best cannot be measured.”
“Ryan is a great leader both on and off the field,” White said. “Along with extraordinary strength, he possesses incredible quickness and closing speed to the ball.”