Maury (Norfolk, VA) safety/wide receiver recruit Laroy Reynolds entered Virginia Tech’s camp on Saturday with high hopes with regard to landing an official scholarship offer. The 6-1, 207-pound rising senior has not picked up an offer from the Hokies just yet, but he hopes to find out more about where he stands later this week.
“Before the camp, Coach [Curt] Newsome felt like I would pretty much have an offer after the camp,” Reynolds said. “I think I did good. I think I showed them a lot. I thought I had a good day. Hopefully, this coming week I will get an offer. Coach Newsome told me to give him a call back this week.”
Reynolds recalled his camp performance, which he felt went well.
“I did everything,” said Reynolds, who didn’t know his 40-yard dash time but says he ran the shuttle in 4.27 seconds. “Basically, they wanted to see combine skills and athletic skills on the field.
“Athletic-wise, I think I did pretty well. In the one-on-one drills, it was the first time I’d played cornerback at a combine or a camp so I was getting the hang of things there. They are recruiting me to play free safety, but all of the defensive backs did the same drills. We all played man coverage. I think I did well, though. Basically, I think I showed them I could play cornerback.”
Last Thursday, Reynolds picked up an official scholarship offer from Syracuse, giving him three official offers in total. N.C. State was the first to offer, followed by the University of Virginia last month. In addition, the Maury star is receiving interest from Boston College, East Carolina, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia Tech and West Virginia.
Tech is definitely a school of interest for Reynolds, who is also excited about the offer from Virginia.
“[Virginia Tech is] already high, but Virginia is also high,” Reynolds said. “I’m just waiting for the day I go up [to Virginia] and check it out. I know both are very good schools, so I can’t really choose Virginia Tech over Virginia at this time.”
Most schools envision Reynolds as a safety, but Virginia’s coaches have indicated that he could play on either side of the ball. Perhaps things will become clearer later this month, when he plans on attending the Cavaliers camp for one day.
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