UI first to offer hoss w/ IHOP way about him

EVERYTHING ON OFFENSE starts up front with the line and the center is the anchor. One prep hoss in the silver and gold orbit, a 6-3, 305-pound prospect, had enough pancake blocks last season to have an IHOP franchise named after him. He also has the requisite pair of good feet and change of direction per what college coaches have told him. The Arizonan also holds an offer, his first, from Idaho.

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Guy Reynolds out of Avondale's Westview High, about 20 minutes outside of Phoenix, racked up 65 pancake blocks as a junior, breaking the school record for number of times an offensive lineman dumped an opponent on their wallet.

Idaho was the first to take serious notice, with head man Robb Akey extending the Vandals' offer.

"I like the Idaho coach, I had a conversation with him when he offered me," said Reynolds. "We talked about my summer was going, how I was working out and everything.

"I didn't really know a whole lot about the University but I did some research on them -- the stadium and their team and everything. And they've got it pretty good up there."

REYNOLDS HASN'T YET had the chance to visit Idaho but said he's been impressed with both what Akey had to say and also the word of mouth he's heard on Moscow.

"(Akey) told me they wanted a young center who could get the job done. He said they want some leadership and that he had talked to my head coach, coach (Jeff) Bowen, and my coach had told him I have good leadership ability.

"I talked to (other people) about Idaho and (they) told me that the Idaho stadium was really loud...and also that the campus was really nice," he said.

REYNOLDS SAID he's been hearing from Idaho, Boise State, UNLV and Cal the most.

"Every college I've talked to have all said (they like me at) center," he said.

Both Arizona and ASU are also showing interest, with Reynolds camping at each earlier this summer.

"They said they were really impressed with what they did, said I had a good change of direction and good footwork. Me and my father talked to coach (Mike) Stoops and he said they were definitely going to keep in touch, and I liked coach Stoops and coach (Tim) Kish a lot," he said.

A good education and coaching staff, and a program headed in the right direction are all high on his checklist for making his decision, said Reynolds.

AS A JUNIOR, he earned both first team all-region and all-Arizona honors. Measurables include a 530-pound squat, a 280 pound clean and a bench of 400 pounds.

An excellent student, Reynolds holds a 3.4 GPA and has achieved a qualifying score on the ACT.

He's also getting an early start to his senior season.

"I'm doing a lot of working out, we're working real hard. We go three times a week but we go two times a day," said Reynolds.

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