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McReynolds focuses list, talks officials

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Rivals250 defensive tackle Kevin McReynolds is beginning to focus in on some favorites. The 6-foot-2, 281-pounder claims to have a top 14 and has three official visits in mind.
"It's kind of a soft top 14," he said. "The list includes Oregon, Arkansas, North Carolina, UCLA, Mississippi State, Auburn, Texas Tech, Ohio State, Illinois, Rutgers, Pittsburgh, East Carolina, Maryland and Kansas State."
"To me, I want somewhere I feel comfortable. I wanted to take it down from the 40 offers I had. It's still a soft list. I'm not saying those schools are definite, but I have a relationship with these coaches and it's not just my position coach, but also the head coach. All of these have strong business school as well."
As for his officials, McReynolds claims Oregon, Arkansas and North Carolina will get visits.
"I have not scheduled them yet, I'm still in the process of working that out, but I've committed to them."
McReynolds discussed the three schools for official visits more.
"I've visited North Carolina and Arkansas," he stated. "I feel like those schools are for me. They are good schools and places I know I can fit in and play my best football. I like the direction of the programs. Everybody there has a common goal to win a championship and that's the way I feel about it.
"With Oregon, it's a different place, a real different place. They flew across the country twice to see me and I have a great relationship with all the coaches on their coaching staff. It's a program I see winning a national championship soon. They are just chasing the final pieces."
McReynolds confirmed he's still very much open to who will land the other two official visits at this time.
Meanwhile, the defensive tackle plans to take a number of visits soon.
"I'll be in Oregon and the whole west coast at the end of July," he said. "I plan to go to Oregon, UCLA, USC to see the status there and Arizona State. I'm also looking to visit Rutgers this weekend and I may go down to Auburn still."
As for a decision, it's going to be awhile.
"I'm still planning to do it at the All-American Bowl."
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