Three-star Boutte (La.) Hahnville wide receiver Darius Reynaud has five schools at the top of his list he plans to visit when the season ends.
“I don’t have the dates set up yet, but they will probably be LSU, Nebraska, Michigan State, Colorado and Oregon State,” he said. “Michigan State is my leader and LSU is No. 2 right now. The others are pretty even.
“The thing I like most about Michigan State is the coaches recruiting me. They call me every week and talk to me real personal. They also say there’s a good chance for me to come in there and play as a freshman. They say they need some speed up there, and I’m the guy for that.
“The good thing about LSU is it’s close to home and they like to rotate a lot of players at receiver. They give a lot of guys a chance to play.”
Reynaud (5-10, 185, 4.4) projects as a wideout at the next level, but is playing tailback for Hahnville (10-0) this season. He’s rushed for 1,100 yards and 25 touchdowns despite missing two and a half games due to an injury.
As a junior, he caught 17 passes for 494 yards and 16 touchdowns. He has big-play ability no matter where you line him up, aided by his sub-4.4 speed and 36-inch vertical.
Nebraska has mentioned the possibility of playing at both running back and wide receiver.
“I like that,” he said. “They see me catching passes and maybe running some option at times. I like their offense a lot.”
He has made two unofficial visits this fall, both to LSU. He saw the Tigers play Georgia and Florida.
Academically, he maintains a 2.5 GPA and has scored a 24 on the ACT. He projects as a full-qualifier.