Antonio Reynolds is becoming one of the top prospects to come out of Hargrave Military Academy this year. The 6-4, 232 pound linebacker has received scholarship offers from Tennessee, UNC, West Virginia, and Virginia Tech, with many more programs requesting film from the Hargrave coaches.
Reynolds, who originally signed with Miami (FL) out of high school before enrolling at Hargrave, is open to all four schools who have offered him.
“I’m going to take my official visits before I decide anything,” said Reynolds. “I haven’t been to many of the schools who have offered me. I’m going to Virginia Tech on December 5th [for an official visit]. Nothing else has been set…I’m just going to concentrate on the Virginia Tech visit, and take one visit at a time.”
Hoping to enroll in college in January 2004, Reynolds will likely take most of his visits in December. He knows what he’s looking for in the school of his choice, he just needs to make official visits to find it.
“I want to go to a school with a good learning atmosphere, a nice campus, and a winning program,” said Reynolds.
Reynolds has been to Virginia Tech on a couple of occasions, including the recent victory over Miami. He says the Hokies have a “good program. The players are like a family there. It’s a family atmosphere.”
A big, athletic linebacker, Reynolds has gone from 245 pounds in the preseason to 232 pounds today. He says he feels quicker and faster because of it, which helps his movement around the field.
All of the schools are recruiting him to play linebacker, however do not be surprised if he grows into a defensive end. He can carry much more muscle on his long frame.
“The schools do want me as a linebacker, but if they want me to move to defensive end, I’d have no problem with that,” said Reynolds. “At linebacker, my strengths are that I am in the right place at the right time. I’m good in pass coverage. In high school, I was outside linebacker in a 4-4, so I had to do a lot of pass coverage. At Hargrave, they basically just want me to make plays anywhere.”
Off the field, Reynolds is interested in majoring in Physical Therapy. He is not sure if he will major in the field, however expressed serious interest in it.
As most players feel, Reynolds has learned a lot from his experience at Hargrave Military...
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