Four star offensive tackle/defensive end Matt Reynolds (6-6, 295, 5.0) from Provo (Utah) Timpview was rated by Rivals.com as the Beehive State number one prospect and he has lived up to his billing as the state’s number one player.
“Matt is a great prospect and a great kid,” Timpview coach Chad Van Orden said. “He makes me look good.”
“Matt is a very physical football player and moves so well for his size,” Van Orden said. “He’s very athletic and he even played tight end for us his freshman year.”
“Matt is starting center on the basketball team,” Van Orden said. “He moves his feet that well.”
“We moved him from tight end to offensive line with his future in mind,” Van Orden said. “We knew that Matt would be able to play college football as a lineman.”
Reynolds has offers from the likes of Arizona, Arizona State, Cal, Stanford, Oregon, Oregon State, UCLA, Nebraska, Northwestern, Utah and Brigham Young.
“Schools like Tennessee and Vanderbilt were also recruiting Matt,” Van Orden said. “He was getting calls and letters from everybody. We finally had all of his inquiries forwarded home.”
According to Van Orden BYU has to be the team to beat for Reynolds. His father Lance Reynolds played for BYU and is currently on the coaching staff. His brother Dallas will return from a LDS mission shortly and will return to BYU.
Reynolds will go on his own LDS mission right out of high school so if there is a coaching change at BYU the Pac-10 schools will have a legitimate shot nabbing him when he returns.
“Matt’s been a four year starter for me,” Van Orden said. “He’s one of the best I’ve ever coached.”
“Matt is as good on the field as he is off,” Van Orden said. “He’s very easy to coach.”
Rivals.com likes Reynolds, too. He is a member of the Rivals.com Rivals100 team and is considered as the nation’s number 79 prospect at any position.
Reynolds was selected as the state of Utah’s number one prospect at any position for the class of 2005.