Washington (D.C.) St. John's 2011 defensive tackle Kevin McReynolds took an unofficial this past weekend. The 6-foot-2, 281-pounder made his way to Penn State for a visit.
"It was real good," he said. "I really enjoyed myself. I got to talk to Larry Johnson. He's a real standup guy. He's a great coach and more than just a coach really; he's like a father to those kids up there playing for him. He's a real good guy and he talked to my parents for a long time.
"The school was just an awesome place. They have some top-notch facilities and great people. It's kind of different from where I am. Everybody is always nice up there; it's kind of weird actually. I'm not used to that. I like the fans too, they really support their program."
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The Nittany Lions still haven't offered McReynolds.
"They told me they do not offer juniors until after Signing Day."
One other school may be offering McReynolds soon though.
"Oregon recently came into the picture and they're going to offer me. They just want to stop by school to give me the eyeball test."
A few other visits are in mind for McReynolds coming up.
"I definitely will be traveling to Oregon and I'm traveling down to Miami soon. I've got something planned for North Carolina, Alabama and LSU. I want to go out West to see Cal as well."
McReynolds recently wrapped up his junior season as St. John's College went 5-5.
"I had a pretty good year," he said. "I definitely saw a big improvement. The thing people don't know is that I didn't start playing defensive line until the last game of last year. I was playing tight end. I felt like I performed well and used my hands more and got off blocks faster. I definitely feel I had a good year."
The D.C. junior is keeping busy with another physical sport in the offseason.
"I'm starting up wrestling, my first match is in December," he said. "I'm ranked 20th in the nation. I just started wrestling last year and beat the No. 4 kid in the country, that's how I got ranked so high.
"I want to win a national championship this year along with winning the city and conference. I don't want to lose a match."