Despite landing three safeties already in 2009, Virginia offered another one on Monday. The Cavaliers pulled the trigger on a 6-foot-2, 207-pounder in Hampton Roads.
"I got an offer from Al Groh and Virginia Monday," Norfolk (Va.) Maury safety Laroy Reynolds said. "That is pretty big. They had a good year last year and are one of the schools at the top of my list. I'm happy to get the offer."
Reynolds talked to Coach Groh after receiving the scholarship.
"It was pretty cool," he said. "I didn't expect to talk to him. It was nice that he took time out on Memorial Day to talk to me. He talked about giving me the offer and how he wants me to come down there on the 14th to visit the campus and talk to the coaches. I'm excited about the whole thing."
Clearly Reynolds is interested. What does he like about Virginia?
"I like that it is in Virginia and Coach Al Groh is a good coach," he stated. "I talked to Coach Pruett and he talked about the new offense they are putting in this year. That is very impressive.
"Right now the coaches are debating between offense and defense. Most likely it's defense, but I'm fine either way."
Virginia won't be the only school receiving a visit from Reynolds in the near future.
"I'm going to Virginia Tech's camp on June 7th. I really can't wait for that one, hopefully they'll offer me after that," he said. "I think I'm going to ECU after that on the 8th and then to Penn State's passing camp."
A few other colleges including Connecticut, Syracuse and Vanderbilt have also started to come in for the Norfolk defensive back.