'Maryland Is Definitely A Hometown Favorite'

TSR's Carlos Olazagasti talks to 2011 prospect Kevin McReynolds about Maryland and recruiting.

It is still early in the recruiting process for Class of 2011 prospect Kevin McReynolds, but the 6-foot-3, 280-pound defensive tackle, has already picked up four offers, including one from Maryland.

“Maryland is definitely a hometown favorite,” says McReynolds, a junior at St. John's College High School in Washington, D.C. “I really like a lot of the coaching that goes on there, with Coach [James] Franklin and Coach [Dave] Sollazzo, and, you know, the coaching staff there is doing a great job. They're definitely going to end up being in my top five.”

In addition to the Maryland's, he currently holds offers from UTEP, New Mexico, and Kansas State, and there should be more to come.

“I have a few more schools that, right now, I feel very confident will offer,” McReynolds says.

That list includes California, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Rutgers, and South Florida.

The school he ends up choosing must be strong academically, have a good coaching staff, and promote a “family” feel.

McReynolds knows what he brings to the table, “I know I'm not the best, but I'm a hard-worker, and I strive to be the best that I can, [and the school that gets me] will be getting a high-character kid.”

He says he plans to hold off on any visits until after finishing the current season. He also plans to go out west to see Cal and Oregon as soon as he gets a chance.

edited by Nina Napolitano

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