Reynaud – a 6-foot, 180-pound corner with a 4.6 40 time who committed to the University of Louisiana, Monroe, back in August, didn’t have any other offers before Chachere came to town, so the offer from the Bears came as a surprise. He spoke with BearTerritory after the Wildcats took care of West Monroe (La.) 27-22 in the state Class 5A Semifinals on Friday.
“I know that it’s a good school, and it’s the No. 1 public school in the country,” Reynaud said. “Most of the people who could leave to go to the NFL, they’ve got a really good chance, so that’s good to know.”
Reynaud will “most likely” take an official visit out to Berkeley, but it will probably come after the new year, since next week, he and his teammates play Lafayette (La.) Acadiana for the state championship, and then, the holiday dead period hits.
“The education, that’s what it’s all about,” said Reynaud, who has a 3.0 GPA. “They also have a good program that they’ve really rebuilt and transformed … I was excited to get that offer. It’s a great privilege to get an offer from them, and they have so much to offer. I was happy, and my family was excited for me.”
Reynaud said that he, Smith and Scott have yet to talk about the potential of playing together in Berkeley, and instead have been focused on the chase for the state title.