Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman linebacker Ryan Reynolds was supposed to visit LSU this past weekend but had to reschedule and will now take it in December. There’s a handful of other schools hoping to get one of the remaining two official visits but there’s no guarantee he’ll take any other trips besides LSU at this point.
Reynolds, 6-2, 220 pounds is one of the nation’s top five linebacker prospects and a two time Student Sports Underclass All-American. He has lit up the NorCal Nike Camp the past two summers and recorded the highest *SPARQ Rating ever at the camp this past summer where he clocked a 4.75 in the 40, 4.38 in the shuttle, jumped 30 inches in the vertical and did 47 reps on the bench.
Reynolds has already visited Oklahoma and Florida and the Sooners have been a long time favorite. They offered the linebacker his sophomore year and will be tough to beat. LSU could be his final visit before it’s decision time.
“He canceled the trip to LSU because we had our conference championship game, which we won 27-14, the night before,” Bishop Gorman head coach Dave White said. “He wanted to focus on nothing but that game and didn’t want to be distracted by anything else. He’s going to visit LSU for sure in December. As for other visits, he’s still considering Notre Dame, UCLA and Miami but he’s not sure if he’ll take any more trips after LSU.”
As for Reynolds reaction to Ron Zook getting the axe at Florida.
“It really doesn’t have an effect,” White said. “He liked Coach Zook but is curious to see if they hire Steve Spurrier and is still definitely looking at Florida right now. Coach Locksley is the one recruiting Ryan from Florida and he likes him a lot. If he’s let go, that could have an affect but we’ll just have to see what happens. Florida is a great program and whoever they hire, I’m sure he’s going to be top notch so Ryan still has a lot of interest there.”
*Taking the standard measurements of the football combine, the SPARQ Rating weighs and combines the 40-yard dash, 20-yard shuttle, vertical jump and bench press into a single number that measures an athlete’s overall athleticism. Thus, football players can track the progress of their training, through occasional tests, and compare SPARQ Ratings with teammates, training partners and competitors. To learn more about the SPARQ Rating, go to www.sparqtraining.com.