VT DB Commit Has Toughness, Versatility

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Reynolds shown here with VT coaches Foster and Gray (photo courtesy of Reynolds)
Reynolds shown here with VT coaches Foster and Gray (photo courtesy of Reynolds)

Virginia Tech-bound Mook Reynolds was a key two-way player for Northern Guilford (N.C.) last season, racking up 80 tackles including 13 tackles-for-loss and three sacks and totaling 46 catches for 639 yards and 12 touchdowns. The 6’0”, 175-pound junior helped Northern Guilford to a 12-3 overall record that included an appearance in the 3AA West championship game.

“I’m one of those all-purpose guys on offense and defense,” Reynolds said.

While Reynolds is a playmaker at wide receiver, Virginia Tech is recruiting him as a cornerback. Northern Guilford head coach Robert Brian Thomas describes the standout junior as a “physical” defender who plays a variety of positions.

“On the defensive side, if we’ve got a receiver we need to lock down, I’m the guy that locks him down. If we need more people in the box, I get in the box. I’m also the type of player who will knock myself out trying to knock somebody else out. I’ll play cornerback, linebacker and safety, and most of the time I’ll play all three in the same game,” Reynolds said.

Reynolds isn’t afraid of the big stage. An example is last year’s 3AA West championship game, in which Northern Guilford fell to Crest in overtime, 23-17. Reynolds scored two touchdowns – a 15-yard reception and a 95-yard kickoff return – in the loss, which kept Northern Guilford from the 3AA state championship game for the fourth consecutive season (Northern Guilford won the state title the three previous seasons).