Dawgs Could get Visit from Bruin Commit

Reginald Stokes, from Carver-Montgomery made a verbal commitment to UCLA in early July. The explosive defensive end has started to strike the interest of several schools throughout the country. Although committed to the Bruins, he has re-opened his recruitment.

"I haven't received any new offers, but a lot more schools are starting to show interest in me," said Reginald Stokes. "I have been receiving a lot of mail from LSU, Georgia, Tennessee, Auburn, Middle Tennessee State, Alabama, Oregon, and Southern Cal. A lot of schools on the west coast have been sending a lot of stuff since my commitment. All the schools are wanting me to send tape of my first game. We'll see what happens after that." 

"I am going to the Georgia-Boise State game September 3, for an unofficial visit. I am going to games every weekend. I want to go to all the games I can until I make the trip out to Los Angeles," Stokes added. 

Stokes is thinking of schools he would like to schedule for official visits. He plans to visit UCLA, and he has three additional schools in mind as well. 

"I am going to try to set up official visits with Alabama, Auburn, UCLA, and maybe Georgia. I am still committed to UCLA, but there is a possibility I go somewhere else. I am wide open right now. I would like to stay committed to UCLA since I gave them my word, but I am looking around," said Stokes. 

Besides UCLA, Stokes talks about the schools he plans to visit. 

Alabama: "Alabama is rich with football tradition. Playing on the same field as Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant coached on would be the greatest honor. I talk to Coach [Paul] Randolph often. I have a good relationship with Coach Randolph. I will go to several Alabama games this season." 

Auburn: "Coach [Terry] Price and I have about the same relationship as I have with Coach Randolph. I have a lot of respect for him and the football program."

Georgia: "Georgia is a great team. I would love to play for a coach like Coach [Mark] Richt. They always have one of the top defenses in the country. It would be a big deal to be a Bulldog." 

When asked about a final decision Stokes replied, "I am not going to make any final decision until I take all of my official visits."

Several schools scheduled a pre-season jamboree last week and Carver took on one of the top teams in Class 4A hoping to boost their confidence heading into the season. 

"Our team is looking really good," said Stokes. "We are young at quarterback, but our defense is full of seniors. We played Trinity Presbyterian Thursday night. It was a defensive struggle, but we won the game 7-0. I had 2.5 sacks in the game. I had a lot of tackles. They were calling my name out all night long, but I don't know the exact number of tackles." 

"We host St.Paul's this week for our first regular season game. In two weeks, we host Peach County High School (Ga.). I am really looking forward to the match-up. They have one of the best players in the South, Chris Slaughter. It will be a great game," Stokes added.

See Stokes in action in one of the best highlight reels in the South this season:



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