LSU head coach Johnny Jones and assistant coach David Patrick flew into Chicago on Tuesday afternoon and headed straight to Whitney Young High School, where they watched Reynolds during an individual workout session with a trainer. After the workout, they drove to the Reynolds home where they dined on a Jamaican-style feast of jerk chicken and fish.
"It was a great visit," Reynolds told TSD just moments after the LSU coaches departed. "They talked mostly to my dad, because they already knew my mom pretty well."
Reynolds said his father grilled the coaches for several hours.
"We went from basketball, to school, to players, to the program in general," Reynolds said. "My dad did a lot of the talking. I'm sure he got answered all the things he wanted. It was just a good get-together."
Reynolds is set to visit LSU on Oct. 18. He has an in-home with Columbia tomorrow and is set to take an official visit to the Ivy League school on Sept. 28. At this point, that is all he has scheduled.
When asked if he will be ready to make a decision and commit following his LSU visit, he said "definitely by then."
Reynolds is also considering Iowa, but doesn't yet have an official visit scheduled. He said that the race for his signature is between LSU and Columbia at this point.
Reynolds was a standout in the EYBL this summer, playing for the Mac Irvin Fire. He averaged 9.4 points and 3.7 assists in 23 games, including the Peach Jam. He shot 37 percent from 3-point range.
The importance of landing Reynolds has increased in recent days, as LSU has lost out on every other point guard prospect on its board, including Gerry Blakes to Arizona State, Dominic Magee to Memphis and Jeff Newberry, who did not include LSU in his final three schools.
Reynolds plans to sign in the early signing period in November.
Reynolds has 'great' in-home visit