At last year's NorCal Nike Camp, linebacker Ryan Reynolds out of Bishop Gorman (Nev.) Las Vegas drew quite a crowd as college coaches followed him around wondering who he was since he wasn't on any list of top prospects for the class of 2004. The reason for that was simple, Reynolds was just a junior at the time although he looked like a college player already. Now that he's a recruitable player, the offers are already flooding in.
Reynolds, 6-2, 220 pounds tested as well as any linebacker at the camp running a 4.72 in the 40, 4.08 in the shuttle, jumped 30 inches in the vertical and did 28 reps on the bench. He shined in the position and one on one drills as well and would have been one of the top five 'backers in the West region as a junior this past season.
Reynolds recently attended the Army All-American combine in Texas and again stood out with 34 reps on the bench. He'll attend the NorCal Nike Camp once again this Spring and will take unofficial visits to several of his top schools.
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"Ryan is up to 12 scholarship offers right now," Bishop Gorman head coach David White said. "The Nike Camp is the only camp he's going to, he won't be going to any team camps this summer. He has offers from Michigan, Oklahoma, Florida, Florida State, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Washington, Cal, Stanford, Oklahoma State, Penn State and Arizona State. The plan is to visit about eight of those schools but he hasn't narrowed it down to which eight he will check out. Oklahoma is probably his early leader, they were on him the longest and he really likes the staff and the defense there."
Reynolds played his first two years at Lake Havasu (Ariz.) for Coach White and then moved over to Gorman a year ago when White took the job in Vegas. White has been telling us about his star pupil since his freshman year when he was already receiving honors as an All-Region safety and always said by the time he's a senior, everyone will want him. Looks like he knew what he was talking about.