DETROIT, MI -- One of the state's top safety prospects and GSN's #17 rated player in the state of Michigan says he's hearing from the Michigan State Spartan coaching staff, but not as much as he'd like.
Battle Creek Central safety Brock Reynolds checked in with GSN last night to tell us about his recruitment so far and his plans for this summer.
"I've been getting a lot of letters (from different colleges) and I've got a couple of junior days coming up," said the 5-foot-11 strong safety.
So certainly, after nabbing his prep teammate, running back Larry Caper, Michigan State is on his list of junior days? But Reynolds told us something surprising instead.
"They've been talking to me, but they didn't invite me to their junior day. I wasn't accepted to it. They didn't even invite me," said the clearly disappointed Reynolds.
"At first, they were talking to me strong, like they really wanted me, but now, I don't know because now Central (Michigan) is on me harder," he said.
Reynolds couldn't put his finger on what would cause the Spartans interest to cool, he said he's still getting interest, but not as much as before.
It could be that Michigan State is still looking around for the best prospects at the position. In the state of Michigan alone, Shamari Benton of Birmingham Brother Rice, Torsten Boss of Lowell, Leon Wilson and Donnell Davis of Farmington Hills Harrison, Brandon Colbert of Detroit King and Sederick Dunbar of Ferndale are all top 40 prospects.
If MSU is only interested in taking one player at the position, they may just be performing due diligence.
Reynolds says he still has Michigan State among his top schools and has a plan in place to raise his profile.
"I'm going to go to a couple of summer camps and I just want to work on my speed, to get it up. I'm running now about a 4.5, I'd like to get that lower," he said.
Reynolds said he watches video of some of the top safeties at the college and the pro level and said he tried to emulate the late Shawn Taylor and hitter deluxe Jack Tatum who played for the Raiders.
He said he dad often pulls out old video tape of Tatum and he loves his physical style of play.
GSN will keep tabs on all the top recruits in and out state as we head into the summer camp and combine season.
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