Reynolds: Michigan Moves Up After Visit

Linebacker <b>Ryan Reynolds</b> made the trip from Las Vegas to Ann Arbor this past weekend for Junior Day. The Wolverines are relatively new on the scene for Reynolds, but the visit made a favorable impression on the outstanding prospect. GoBlueWolverine Magazine spoke with Reynolds Tuesday afternoon. Will he be back?

"It went real well," Ryan Reynolds from Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, Nev. said. "I definitely plan on taking one of my official visits to Michigan. They're definitely in my top five now."

Reynolds said his top five, in no particular order, consists of Michigan, USC, Oklahoma, Florida, and Wisconsin. Things are still early and Reynolds plans on making visits to other schools on his list. "We won't be going to anything like the Junior Day at Michigan," he said. "But we're going to go to spring ball at different schools, like USC and Florida, and Wisconsin. I probably won't go to Oklahoma during this because I've already been there and I want to see schools I haven't been to yet."

Reynolds (6-2, 218 pounds) made the trip with his father, Craig, and his coach. "They really liked it as well," Reynolds said. "My dad has always wanted to check out Michigan football and he was really impressed."

Michigan packs a lot into one day. "Coach English gave us a tour of the facilities, the indoor practice field and kind of showed us around," Reynolds said. "Then we got to meet some of the coaches, then went to the game and had another tour afterwards." It was the first time the Reynolds had met Michgian Head Coach Lloyd Carr. "We were really impressed by him," Reynolds said. "He's really easy to talk to."

When GBW first spoke with the Reynolds in February the Wolverines had just offered. One of the things that most impressed Reynolds' father was the academic reputation of Michigan. "The academic support at Michigan was far more impressive than anywhere we've been to so far," Reynolds said. Reynolds said he plans to visit USC in the next could weeks, then will take some time off before heading out on the road again.

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