Iowa State Right On The Money With Reynolds

Reedley (CA) Junior College wide receiver Darius Reynolds got an unexpected Christmas gift when new Iowa State head coach Paul Rhoads gave him a call today.

"He just called me and asked me if I still wanted to commit to Iowa State," said Reynolds. "I said yes and we just talked for a few minutes. I think we're going to have a great relationship. It was especially nice to hear from him on Christmas."

The 6-foot-4, 190-pound athlete played both quarterback and wide receiver at Reedley and said he doesn't care where he plays at Iowa State. "Coach Rhoads asked me where I wanted to play and I told him that it didn't matter," he said. "I'm just real excited to get there and make a statement."

Even though his conversation with his new coach didn't last long Darius feels that they connected right away. "I like him already and he just seems like a good guy," said Reynolds. "He told me to call him in about a week or two and that I'll likely get to talk witht the new offensive coordinator to start discussing my role."

Reynolds is also looking forward to playing in front of the Cyclone fans. "Really that was one of the biggest things for me," he said. "The Iowa State fans showed a lot of interest in me and I also really got a long with some of the players. I talked a lot with Bo Williams and Sedrick Johnson on my visit."

Darius will not be arriving in Ames until this summer but hopes to take one more visit before summer school. "I won't enroll until the summer but I hope to take one more visit," said Reynolds. "I'm hoping to make it for the spring game but I'll just have to wait and see about that."

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