June 10, 2008

Reynolds ready for more Big offers

One of the best players in the Midwest that has not gotten the exposure he deserves is offensive line prospect Micajah Reynolds of Lansing Sexton High School. The 6-foot-5, 315-pound prospect recently picked up his first Big Ten offer and is poised to add more as he starts making the camp rounds. SpartanMag.com caught up with him last night and we have the latest on his recruitment.

"I just go back from Indiana," Reynolds said. "I had a really good time. I got a chance to talk with Coach Lynch. I was excited when he made my scholarship offer official."

The scholarship from the Hoosiers goes along with the other offers Reynolds currently holds from Bowling Green, Toledo, Western Michigan and Buffalo.

Reynolds will be very busy over the coming weeks. He told us that he will be stopping into several schools that are high on his list, and it is very possible that he will walk away with additional scholarship offers.

"I am going to Michigan State later this week and I also plan on going to Minnesota, Purdue and I think I will also go to Cincinnati," Reynolds said.

At 6-foot-5, 315-pounds Reynolds could project pretty much anywhere on the offensive line. We asked him about what position he is being recruited for?

"Most of the MAC schools see me as a tackle. Indiana said I could play tackle or guard. Most of the Big Ten schools like me as a guard. They like the way I get out and pull," he said.

Being from Lansing, Reynolds is very familiar with the Spartan program and he has remained in frequent contact with the Michigan State staff throughout the recruiting process.

"I have some close family friends that went and played at Michigan State," Reynolds said. "Coach Mark Staten is my primary recruiter. I have talked with him and with Coach (Dan) Roushar the offensive line coach. I enjoy speaking with them."

The Spartan staff was able to scout Reynolds last fall while he was helping Sexton to another solid season. Sexton advance all the way to the regional finals before falling to St Jospeh 42-27. This year Reynolds believes the Big Red have the chance to take it all the way.

"We are looking great," Reynolds said. "We return our quarterback our running back. We have a great linebacker returning as well as a lot of guys that stared last year. All of the guys have been working real hard in the weight room and we are looking forward to the season. Our goal is a State Championship."

Reynolds recently attended the Elite Combine held in Wixom, Michigan which was covered by MichiganPreps.com. His performance there was nothing short of dominating. Not only was Reynolds able to overpower all of the players who tried to get physical with him, but he had no problem handling players who tried to use speed and finesse. One of strengths for a player Reynolds's size is that he has quick feet and moves well.

Rivals.com is in the process of updating their position rankings. Heading into this week Reynolds was an unranked recruit. It would not be a surprise if upon more people learning about Reynolds and his ability, he moves up the rankings and is listed as one of the top players at his position in the nation.

Spartanmag.com will continue to keep in-contact with Reynolds in the coming weeks. Michigan State needs to sign several quality offensive line prospect to the class of 2009 and a player like Reynolds could be an excellent fit for a team that wants to play smash-mouth, physical football.

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