Reggie Youngblood (6-5, 275, 5.1) of Houston Washington (TX) is one of this year's most recruited O-linemen: He already has over ten scholarship offers, mostly from Big Ten and Big 12 programs.
Reggie favors LSU solidly over Oklahoma, Texas (will attend spring game Apr 3), Michigan and Iowa--and all have offered. He also has offers from Arizona, Texas Tech, Oklahoma St, Houston (first offer last fall), Texas A&M and Nebraska.
He says the Tigers are recruiting him the hardest and he plans to attend their summer camp and possibly their spring game. "The coaches are real nice and it's a winning program," said Youngblood. "The people are down to earth and they don't seem fake. The coaches said I have a chance to play early and they said not many guys have that opportunity."
Reggie says he grew up watching Miami and Texas. "I just love the attitude and swagger of Miami. They always have a bunch of great players. And Texas is the big school in-state and I've always liked them. It's just something about them. You can't not like UT. I'll definitely visit them."
Reggie echoes the common line that he plans to take all his visits before making a decision. "I'm gonna take my time. I really want to take all my visits and have fun. I want to make sure I'm comfortable and make the right choice.
"I want to find a place that I feel at home at. I want to be comfortable. I'd also like to play early and that'll be big. I'd like to play as a frosh, really."
Another school that Reggie may be visiting is Oklahoma. "I like Coach Bob Stoops and they have a winning tradition. He seems to know football really well and develops guys for the next level."
Reggie benches 315 and squats 500. He has a VJ of 28.
"I have a good motor and I go hard every play. I don't take plays off and I'm smart too. I know my assignments. I want to improve my strength and power as well as my footwork and speed.
"Coaches say they like how I get after it and how I run block and pass block. I heard from a lot of coaches that I'm the best OT they've seen on tape."