Running back Eric Reynolds is quickly catching the eye of quite a few recruiters. The 5-foot-10, 190-pounder out of Wallington (Pa.) Central Buck South holds two offers while interest continues to mount.
"He's already been offered by Connecticut and Temple," Central Buck South head coach Bart Szarko said. "Connecticut offered him real early in January and then Temple did about a month ago.
"I also know that Minnesota is very interested in him and then other schools like Delaware, Rutgers, Syracuse and more are waiting until May."
With already two offers in toe, are there any leaders?
"Eric is a pretty level headed kid and is open to anything," he said. "Earlier this spring, he gave me a list with about 40 schools on it from Division I to I-AA to send film to. There are no favorites though.
"I know he was very happy to get that one from UConn and is seriously considering it, but he's going to go through spring and summer to see what happens. I know he plans to go to a bunch of camps all over the place to show schools what he can do live although I don't know which ones yet."
Obviously Reynolds has talent after rushing for 1,350 yards and accounting for 19 total touchdowns o his way to first team all-league honors. What makes him so special?
"He's a very athletic kid that catches the ball well out of the backfield," he said. "His best attribute is as a runner. He always makes the first guy miss because he has terrific hips and gets up to full speed very quickly. He accelerates well and can break away.
"Off the field, he's a great kid that comes from a very good family. He's not one you have to worry about getting his name in the paper for the wrong reasons. He's got a lot of character and is a good decision maker. He's also a decent student that certainly will qualify."