Reynolds Comments on First Official

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6-7, 250-pound (Carter, TN) offensive tackle prospect Garrett Reynolds’ official visit to Virginia Tech was the first of at least 3 officials he plans on making. So what kind of impression did the Hokies make?

“It was good,” Reynolds said. He was hosted on Friday by Matt Welsh and on Saturday by Jeff King. “I would rate it a 10. I got there at 4:00 pm on Friday and went and saw a practice. Then I ate with the team after practice. That was a great experience and I had a great time eating with the players. I talked with a lot of players on Saturday – a bunch of offensive linemen. They talked about practice and how the football program was. They were great.

“The visit felt real good. I got along with everybody real good. It was fun…I had a good time. It was everything I thought it would be.”

Reynolds also liked how “everything was close together” on campus and said he had “never seen anything like” the game atmosphere he experienced on Saturday. Before he left on Sunday, he met with Coach Beamer.

“He just talked about the need for offensive tackles,” Reynolds said. “He was just telling me they’d like to get me up there.”

Though he really enjoyed his time, Reynolds says he was not close to committing.

“I want to take at least the next 2 visits I have scheduled for sure,” Reynolds said. He visits UNC this weekend and has Nebraska scheduled for December 17th. No other visits have been set.

Clemson, which had been named as one of his early leaders, has since dropped from the list. They have not recruited Reynolds very much since early September.

Reynolds made the trip with his parents, who he says “really liked” the experience. Reynolds’ mother recalled a comment from one of Virginia Tech’s players regarding taking official visits.

“They told Garrett to take all of his visits, eat a whole lot and then come back here,” Mrs. Reynolds said with a laugh.

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