Reynolds Exploring his Options

With National Letter of Intent day looming large in a little over a week from now, Contra Costa defensive lineman Deonte Reynolds is still going through his of suitors and planning one more visit before he announces his school of choice. Reynolds discussed with us his visit to Arizona State and recruiting process.

The 6-5 325-pound Deonte Reynolds visited Arizona State on the weekend of the 16th and shared his experience in Tempe with us.

“It was a great visit,” Reynolds said. “The coaching staff showed me the facilities and everything. I got to see what the future of the program looks like, what the players go through and the academics. I liked talking to the coaches and they all seem like good character guys.

“I was hosted by Demetrius Cherry who played at Contra Costa before he went to Arizona State. We didn't play together but I did meet him when he came back here on break, so we know each other a little and we have a good relationship. He told me that he liked the school and that it was a good opportunity for me to go there.”

In 2014 Reynolds recorded 44 tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss, three sacks, an interception and a forced fumble for the Comets. The lineman described which of his attributes appealed to the Sun Devil staff.

“They feel that I can play the same the role that Will Sutton played and be an impact recruit,” Reynolds stated. “I have a quick step and I can play any position across the line.”

In addition to ASU, Reynolds also visited California and Kansas State, and plans to make his announcement closer to National Letter of Intent day on February 4th.

“I took my fourth visit to Fresno State this past weekend,” Reynolds commented, “and I will take my fifth visit this weekend to Purdue. I’m most likely looking to take all my visits before making a decision. I’m looking at all the schools I visited before I make my decision.

“The Arizona State coaches said that they are willing to wait for me until I’m done with my visits. I want to take my time with the process and talk to my family and my coaches about where I’m going to play at the next level. I’m just looking for a place that will be good for my future with good coaches and good academics.”

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